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Total loan: $1,000


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Takeo, Takéo Province, Cambodia / Housing

Samphoas's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy construction supplies to renovate her old home.

Samphoas's story

Samphoas, age 40, is married and has three children. She lives with her family in the area of Kiri Vong District, Takeo Province.

She has an occupation as a farmer and owns and manages a few hectares of farmland. She grows and plants agricultural produce and sells it to the local market in each harvesting season.

Rice is the staple food of Cambodians and is their most important field crop. Rice is mainly produced during the wet season, but dry season harvests are an increasing component. Yield has increased from year to year, thanks to access to better fertilizers and other inputs. Her children assist her greatly in the agriculture activities.

At the moment, her house is under construction and she needs more materials to have it finished. Due to her shortage of money, she is asking for a loan to buy construction supplies to renovate her old home.

She hopes that, with the help of the loan, she can provide everyone in her family with a suitable place to live and have comfortable living conditions. She will have enough funds to purchase construction supplies such as bricks, cement, zinc and other necessary items and pay for labor costs.

She sends thanks to all lenders for helping poor people like her to improve her family's economic conditions. She believes that through her hard work and perseverance she will be able to attain a better standard of living someday.