....We are farmers. We grow rice, corn and soybean. In the past, we harvested lower production and also got lower income.
The Revolving Fund Program as been in place for 20 years within 27 different villages (in 5 provinces), with 30 participating groups (some of the big villages have 2 groups), and 453 families (members)...and has never...
Setting: Kindergarten school 40 min past Maohjo that ITDP built and oversees. Water project done over 8 years ago by "Bright hope" of New Zealand, and school services preschool and some kindergarten kids. Its a school that sends students on to Maohjo and tis village currently has kids in Maohjo
Two years ago, ITDP partnered with three villages in the Hill Tribe area to form the ‘Women’s Cooperative’ utilizing their native artisan weaving as the basis for both economic means, as well as, lifting each other up in community.
As I sat down on the grass in front of the school at the end of my day’s work, I hear footsteps carefully and cautiously approaching me. I look up to the company of three Karen students with notebooks and pencils in hand. As they nervously giggle, one nudges the other to go ahead,