A loan of $1,375 helped a member to buy fertilizer.

Mrs. Seng Ung Village Bank Group's story

In Champa village, Takeo province, these fifteen people make up this village bank loan group. Mrs. Seng U., who is 55 years old, is the village bank president, having been selected by the other members. The members will use their portion of the loan in varied ways to support their businesses.

Mrs. Seng U. is a farmer who owns a half-hectare (1.25-acre) plot of land that she uses to cultivate rice to sell to support her family. She has a problE. because her field has infertile soil, but she does not have enough money to support it. So, to improve her rice production, she is asking for a loan to buy fertilizer.

Mrs. Seng U. is a widow with four children, two of whom are seamstresses in a garment factory, while another one is a construction worker, and the other one is attending the local school.

In this group: Seng, Malis, Chanthy, Sokha, Socheat, Savorn, Savin, Chamroeun, Sokhon, Rom, Raotha, Nim, Sokung, Sok Eng, Sokhorn

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