A loan of $2,650 helped a member to buy pigs to breed and supplies to build a pigpen.


Mrs. Sokhen Menh Village Bank Group's story

Mrs. Sokhen M. is 44 years old. She is the president of a village bank that consists of 18 people who live in TrapE. Phlong Village in Takeo Province. All the members will be using their loans to support their families and for different purpose. Mrs. Sokhen M. is a farmer who owns a plot of land on which she cultivates rice. Her husband, Mr. Samaiy Oun, is a teacher in the local village. Even though they try to work hard in their businesses, they still cannot support their family members. Thus, Mrs. Sokhen M. wants to start a new business to improve their living conditions. She has decided to ask for a loan to buy pigs to breed. She will use the rest of the loan to buy equipment and supplies to construct a pigpen. Mrs. Sokhen M. is the mother of four children. One of her children is an employee in a garment factory, one does housework, and the other two are students in the local school. All of the members of the village bank are shown in the photo, but some of thE. are blocked.

In this group: Sokhen, Lau, Sary, Sophy, Lai, Phannath, Touch, Pov, Bon, Heang, Savun, Chanron, Sovana, Touch, Seun, Sreyneang, Oeun, Les
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