A loan of $1,000 helped a member to order additional planks to sell.

Roeung's Group's story

There are four people requesting this small loan, all residents of the city of Phnom Penh. The members have selected Mrs. Roeung Y., 44, to be the group leader.

Y. earns her daily income by braiding silk out of her home. She can weave one or two sets of the traditional silk skirt per day. Almost all of her customers need to order more than a week in advance. Three of her single children who are students always help her braid silk. To help feed the family, her husband sells a few planks for income. Because Mrs. Y. thinks her husband's investment is profitable for the family, she has decided to seek a loan to order additional planks to sell.

The other three borrower are: P., who owns a karaoke room and requests a loan to expand her service; N., who is a domestic silk-skirt maker seeking a loan to purchase threads for braiding; and Y., who braids silk out of her home for income and is applying for a loan to buy more raw materials. Y. was not available for photographing so her husband is in the photo instead.

In this group: Roeung, Lun, Soeung, Roeung

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