A loan of $3,200 helped a member to buy a hose for irrigation.


Mr. Sros Chhun Village Bank Group's story

This village bank loan consists of eighteen people who live in Kaoh Prah village in Kandal province. Mr. Sros C. is a village bank president who has been selected by all the members, who will each use the loan for different purposes. He is a construction worker, who earns a low income T. support his family. His wife, Mrs. Seynat V., is a farmer who owns a very small piece of land where she cultivates rice T. also support her family.

In the rice field they have a problem because their field is far from an irrigation system, but they do not have enough money. Thus, Mr. Sros C. decided T. ask for a loan T. buy a hose, and he wants T. use the rest of the loan T. buy two bicycles for his education and transportation T. work for the children. He is a father of six children, two of whom are seamstresses in a garment factory, while the other three are enrolled in the local public school, and the other is too young T. work or study.

On the day of the loan disbursement Mr. Sros C. was busy working. Instead, his wife, Mrs. Seynat V., received the loan for him. The phoT. above is of Mr. Sros C.'s wife.

In this group: Sros, Savoeurn, Saveth, Samnang, Sopheap, Salin, Sao, Kung, Mala, Sari, Savy, Yom, Marat, Eng, Shinoen, Pech, Mana, Samnang



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