A loan of $2,125 helped a member to buy fertilizer and pesticides and to hire a water pump to water her crops.


Sopheap's Group's story

This village bank which consists of eleven people is located in Pump Edth village in Takeo province. These members will each use the loan which they obtain for a different purpose. Mrs. Sopheap O. is the village bank president who has been selected by the members. She is a farmer who owns a 2-hectare (5-acre) field on which she cultivates rice to earn a living. In this farming, Mrs. Sopheap O. now faces a small problE. because she does not have enough money to buy fertilizer to support the field to make her crop more productive. Thus, she decided to ask for a loan for this purpose and she would use the rest of the loan to buy pesticides and to hire a water pump to water her crops. Mrs. Sopheap O. is the mother of five children, three of whom are employed in a garment factory while the others are attending the local school. Her husband, Mr. D. Sokhom, is a bed maker in the local village.

In this group: Sopheap, Niek, Phorn, Sokunthea, Channy, Phi Ron, Srey, Samit, Tum, Channak, Sambath
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