A loan of $2,325 helped a member to hire laborers to harvest her rice field.


Mrs. Phal Meas Village Bank Group's story

The village bank loan is for a group of twenty-two people who all live in Taok Ma Village in Kandal Province. The other members of the loan selected Mrs. Phal M., who is thirty-seven years old, to be the president of the village bank. All of the members will use their loans for different purposes. Mrs. Phal M. is a farmer who owns a piece of land for growing rice to make a living. Her husband, Mr. Sok San, is a construction laborer. In the rice plantation, Mrs. Phal M. has a problem because she does not have enough money to hire laborers to harvest her rice. Thus, Mrs. Phal M. decided to apply for a loan so she can hire laborers to harvest the rice field. The couple has four children; one is employed in a garment factory, two are attending the local public school, and the other is too young to go to school or work.

In this group: Phal, Sokhea, Tim, Vuthea, Chantha, Korn, Savann, Savon, Thavy, Thach, Vann, Sokha, Sokharm, Boeun, Phal, Reth, Sokna, Sreng, Chanthorn, Sok Ny, Srey Rorm, Sey Morn
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