Micro-credit for disadvantaged farmers in Laos

by Social and Economic Developers Association (SEDA)

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.
$925
total raised
25
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

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.

Solution

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

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

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​seda-laos.org
SEDA Laos Homepage
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Organization Information

Social and Economic Developers Association (SEDA)

Location: Vientiane - Afghanistan
Website: http:/​/​seda-laos.org
Project Leader:
Souly QuachAngkham
Founder
Vientiane, Laos Lao People's Democratic Republic

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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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