A loan of $500 helped a member to buy fertilizer for her farmland.


Yoeurn's Group's story

Originally from the Kror Kor district of Pursat Province, Yoeurn is a mother of four children: two sons who are helping with the family's business, while the remaining two are working for others for a fee. To strive for a living, she has been planting paddy rice on two hectares of farmland as the main source of income. Her husband helps to earn additional income via producing sugar palm for sale. Having been with this business for 26 years, she is able to earn about 17,000 KHR per day in average. The main challenges which lower her yields are the drought, insects, and the declining price of rice.

To tackle these challenges, she is forming a group of two female members to seek a new loan. For this cycle, she is the fifth loan cycle and her member is the third loan cycle with Kiva partner VisionFund. The past loans, which she has completely repaid back, have helped her manage her standard of living and helped her husband’s business (buying a high ladder for climbing palm trees and the containers for storing palm juice).

Now, both of them are seeking a new loan of 1,000,000 KHR. Yoeurn, as the leader, will use her loan portion to buy fertilizer for her farmland. She expects to grow her crop timely so as to earn more income in order to save some money to build a new decent house for her family.

In this group: Yoeurn, Yorn



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