Fruit farmers in Mon State are facing a financial crisis. With an unprecedented drop in prices and movement restrictions due to COVID-19, fruit is rotting before it can be sold. Many farm businesses should be eligible for government loans, but are finding they are ineligible.

Podcast: Fruit farmers hit by plummeting prices and travel restrictions in Mon

Fruit farmers in Mon State are facing a financial crisis. With an unprecedented drop in prices and movement restrictions due to COVID-19, fruit is rotting before it can be sold. Many farm businesses should be eligible for government loans, but are finding they are ineligible.

This story is by Wonsa Mon from Mon News Agency.

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By Wonsa Mon

By Wonsa Mon

Wonsa Mon has been working at Mon News Agency since November 2014. She is also a television editor at the Democratic Voice of Burma's Mon language programme.
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