In the middle of Lietnhom’s busy market, under a thatched roof, surrounded by sturdy wood walls, Deng provides a critical service to the community. He dispenses medicine from his pharmacy, which he’s built into a successful business, thanks to the support of One Village Transformed donors like you.
Helping people earn sustainable income—equipping people like Deng to feed and support their families—is one of the primary ways this village is being transformed.
“My business has enabled me to take care of my three children and give them a decent life, including paying for the education of my first born son who is in primary (grade) one,” said Deng.
Without this income, his children would be destined to repeat the cycle of poverty Deng grew up in. By being able to attend school and obtain an education, these young ones have a chance at a much better future.
Deng started his shop in the market with a small loan from World Concern. He also received business training, which has led to a well-established, profitable business.
“The investment education, which accompanies every loan, has made me diversify my merchandise. I started with clothes, but now I have expanded to all household goods, as well as having my own pharmacy,” said Deng with pride. By applying the principles he’s learned, he has become a leader in the community.
“Because of the progress in my business, I have been appointed the chairman of the traders’ group. They jokingly say of me, ‘follow the leader!’ My happiest moments are not only when I get a loan, but also when I repay it, as it gives another person an opportunity to benefit.”
Your donations are helping transform lives in lasting ways—lives like Deng’s. This transformation is changing the future for the next generation—his children, and many others in the village of Lietnhom.
Thank you for making such a difference!
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