A loan of $800 helped to purchase farmland.


Yi's story

Yi P. is 41 years old and runs a business making and selling Khmer style noodles from her home. She can make around 1.50 US$ per day through this business. Her husband, Teang Tha, has been a construction foreman since the year 2000. In this management position, he earns 5 US$ per day overseeing small scale construction projects throughout Siem Reap.


They have four children who are enrolled in school and help their parents run businesses. As Yi P. already works in the food industry, she would like to branch out into rice farming as well. She wants to purchase a piece of farmland to grow both rice and vegetables on. She hopes to eliminate her family’s food costs by providing for them herself and being able to make a profit with what is left over. Subsistence farming of this kind is common in Cambodia. Rice prices have dramatically increased in recent months, making it difficult for poorer Khmer’s not farming to afford this basic food staple.



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