A loan of $2,325 helped a member buy fertilizer, pesticide and pay a laborer to plow her farm to cultivate rice.


Chanthou's Group's story

Chantou C., 55, is the village bank president selected by the fourteen members of this group loan, located in Lvea Sa Leu village in Kandal province. Each member of this village will use their portion of the loan to support their different businesses.

Chantou is a farmer who owns a 1.50-hectare piece of land to cultivate rice for a living. She will use the loan to buy fertilizer, pesticide and to hire a worker to plow her farm to cultivate rice. Chantou is also the teacher in the local school and her husband is a village chief.

With their occupations, they are able to earn a small income to support their family. This couple has five children, two are construction worker, one is a government worker and the other is a student.

In this group: Chanthou, Thouen, Dany, Silang, Mao, Vannarak, Sophea, Sophon, Sreypov, Pom, Mony, Savon, Sothea, Sreyneang



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