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
Total Funding Received to Date: $925
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.