A loan of $1,575 helped a member to buy fertilizer for her farmland.


Khim's Group's story

Khim, 36, is married with two children, one daughter and one son, one of whom is dependent on her and in school. She is from a rural area in the Sampov Meas district of Pursat province in which rice farming is the most common business for villagers and is Khim's family's main source of income. She also supplements the income by planting corn. Khim has been involved in these businesses for more than ten years and is able to earn approximately 20,000 KHR per day. Lack of water supply is the main challenge for her crop yields. Khim's loan group consists of five members who live in the same village. She and two other members have been with VisionFund for two cycles, another has been for one cycle, and the remaining one is a newly joined client. The past loans, which she has repaid successfully, have helped Khim to manage her family’s business properly and to sustain her family’s livelihood. Now, she is leading her group to apply for a loan. Khim will to use her loan portion, an amount of 1,400,000 KHR, to buy fertilizer for her farmland, and use a portion of it to buy corn seeds. She hopes to make more income so as to set aside some money to fulfill her dream of having a decent house.

In this group: Khim, Yorn, Choeurn, Yoeurn, Chanda
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