A loan of $1,800 helped a member to buy fertilizer and pesticides and to pay for laborers to plow the farm.


Um Vy's Group's story

Mr. Um V., 52 years old, is a construction worker who receives a small salary to support his family. His wife, Mrs. Maen Tha, 50 years old, is a farmer who owns a plot of land upon which she cultivates rice with her husband’s help. This couple has eight children: two are farmers, two are laborers, and the others are students and help their parents on the farm. They live in Stueng village in Kandal province.

Thirteen members are taking on a village bank loan and have selected Um as the village’s bank president. The members of this village hope that they will increase their incomes and so improve their families’ living conditions through these loans.

Mr. Um V. has decided to ask for a loan to buy fertilizer and pesticides and to pay for laborers to plow the farm for cultivation.

In this group: Um, Mak, Sreng, Mak, Chhun, Chan, Ya, Morn, Meas, Tes, Kroeung, Va, Toem
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