A loan of $2,975 helped a member to buy fertilizer and hire farming laborers.

Mrs. Phal Vay Village Bank Group's story

In Meun Tumrong village in Takeo province are 16 people who are make up a village bank loan. Mrs. Phal V. is the village bank president, selected by all the members. Each member will use the loan for a different purpose. She is a farmer who owns a 2.5-hectare piece of land to cultivate rice to sell to support her family. Her problem is that her rice field has infertile soil. So to improve her rice production, Mrs. Phal V. is requesting a loan to buy fertilizer, hire laborers to grow the rice and buy some piglets to breed to start a new business. Her husband, Mr. Vey Ham, is a construction worker and she supports three children. One of the children is a seamstress in a garment factory, one is enrolled in the local public school, and the other is too young to work or study.

In this group: Phal, Sarom, Srang, Prang, Ren, Hum, Mom, Prev, Choeurn, Ny, Sok, Sopheak, Eth, Vann, Mun, Pheap

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