In December 2020, the Project Management Unit (PMU) had a meeting with community-based micro finance in Kbal Dauntey CF, participated by 12 members (05 women). Currently, this saving group has offered loans to 09 farmers. The loans received – with lower interest rate compared to local banks and private micro finance institutions – can be used by farmers on a range of activities to improve their livelihoods. Farmers borrowed money from this saving group to support their agricultural activities and to buy equipment, including small plowing tools, fertilizers and seeds and new species of rice, cassava and cashew. A proportion of this saving has also been used for forest patrols in Kbal Dountey CF. Additionally, the PMU also met with community forest management committee of Obosleav CF to prepare for a saving group particularly for this CF, providing additional supports and encouraging community forest members to involve in forest conservation.
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