A loan of $625 helped to purchase a cow for both farming and transporting firewood.


Sum's story

Sum, age 30, is a humble villager from Baray district in Kompong Tom province. She lives there with her husband and two school-age children. She owns one-and-a half hectares of farmland, on which she grows rice and a few kinds of vegetables to add to her husband’s income. Her husband shares his responsibilities for the family by transporting and selling firewood from a trailer, earning an average of $7 per day. With the requested amount, Sum will purchase a cow for both farming and transporting firewood. In the coming years, Sum wants to upgrade the way she farms. She wants to buy a plowing machine, a water pump, and other farm machines that can be used to increase her productivity.



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