A loan of $1,350 helped a member buy fertilizer, pesticide, and gasoline and to pay farm laborers to plow her farm to cultivate rice.


Thy's Group's story

Thy O. 39 years old and is the village bank president having been selected by its eight members which located in Preak Toch village, Kandal province. While each member of this village will use their portion of the loan to support their different businesses. Thy and her husband are farmers who own a two hectare piece of land to cultivate rice for a living. Her husband is also a fisherman. Thy will use the loan to buy fertilizer, pesticide and gasoline and to pay farm laborers to plow her farm to cultivate rice. She will also purchase fishing supplies to support her husband's fishing.

This couple has eight children: two are seamstresses in the garment factory, one is a fisherman and four are students in the local school. The youngest is age three.

In this group: Thy, Heng, Hai, Thach, Neang, Sameoun, Savan, Sarin
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