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Micro-credit for disadvantaged farmers in Laos

 
$925
$19,075
Raised
Remaining

Summary

The project will help over 17,000 villagers in two of Laos’ poorest regions by providing micro-credit to farmers so that they can grow food to feed their families and to generate income.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In Laos, 50% of children are malnourished, there is poor education, bad infrastructure, and limited access to clean water. People resort to scavenging in the forests for food, destroying wildlife. We will help the poorest families, with special attention on women (including, single mothers and widows), no income families and people with disabilities, by providing micro-credit and training to farmers to grow enough food to eat and to sell at a profit.

How will this project solve this problem?

We will provide micro-credit loans to help farmers to buy seeds, crops and tools to grow foods for sale to make additional income; training in farming techniques; training in business skills such as book keeping & marketing

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will help people to meet their own food needs and to earn income to beat poverty. The long term impact will be: A reduction in malnutrition and infant mortality; improved farming and more food supplies; A long term solution to poverty

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $925

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $925 .  The original project funding goal was $20,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Funded

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Souly QuachAngkham

Founder
Vientiane, Laos Lao People's Democratic Republic

Where is this project located?

Map of Micro-credit for disadvantaged farmers in Laos
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