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A loan of $2,500 helped a member to buy a cow.

Mrs. Var Thoeun Village Bank Group's story

In Srae Vong village in Takeo Province live 14 people who comprise a village bank loan. Each will use their portion of the loan in order to improve their family living standards. Mrs. Var T., the village bank president selected by the other members, sells cakes in front of a public school, thereby earning money to support her family. Now she wants to start a cow-breeding business for which she is requesting a loan.

Var's husband, Mr. San Hem, is a farmer who owns a 1.2-hectare plot of land upon which he grows rice to sell to support his family, and he is also a construction worker. This couple has three children, two of whom are enrolled in local public school; their youngest is only a one-year-old.

In this group: Var, Hang, Neak, Horm, Khann, Hang, In, Ke, Nhean, Vaen, Phann, Sith, Chhay, Keo

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