A loan of $2,575 helped a member to buy fertilizer.


Mrs. Soem Sopheap Village Bank Group's story

Fifteen people make up a village bank loan group in Samraong village, Takeo province. Mrs. Soem S. is the village bank president, selected by the other members. Each member will use their portion of the loan for different purposes.

She and her husband, Mr. Sophan Ken, are farmers who own a more than 1-hectare plot of land to grow rice to sell to support their famiL.. He is an door-to-door ice-cream seller, earning some of the income to support his famiL., too.

In her rice field, she has some challenges because the field has infertile soil. To improve production, Mrs. Soem S. is requesting a loan to buy fertilizer. With the rest of the loan, she is going to purchase a cow for breeding to start a new business. She is a mother of two kids who are too small to work or study.

In this group: Soem, Ouch, Loeurng, Ouch, Ouch, Suon, Sam, Phun, Man, Seom, Non, Seng, Chum, Prach, Uk
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