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October 5, 2012
Koem, is 46 years old and lives in a rural area of the Banteay Meanchey province’s Mongkoul Borey district, Cambodia. She has three children, all of whom work as paid construction workers in Thailand. She has farmed rice on one hectare of farmland and worked as a paid worker in her local area to support the family. Having been in this business for 29 years, she is able to earn about 20,000 KHR per day and manages to save about 6,000 KHR each day after deducting daily expenses. Lack of working capital to support her current business is still the main challenge. Koem’s group consists of four members who live in the same village and she is a second-cycle client with VisionFund. She has fully paid back the past loan which has helped her improve her family's living conditions gradually. She is now leading her group to request a loan. Koem will use her portion to buy fertilizer for her farmland. She hopes this loan will help her to increase income from her paddy field so as to set aside some money to build a proper house for her family and to buy plots of farmland for expanding her rice-cropping business.