A loan of $425 helped a member to buy fertilizer, insecticide, and gasoline for pumping water, and to pay for labor costs.

Sam's Group's story

Aged 50 and originally from the Moung Russey district of Battambang Province, Sam is a widowed mother of five children. Out of her five children, three children need her support as they are still in school.

For her children's sake, she earns a daily income from a five-hectare plot of crop-planting farmland. She manages to earn about 21,000 KHR per day from the business that she has been with for ten years.

The main challenge for her business is the shortage of water supply for her paddy field. To overcome this challenge, she leads a group of two female members to seek a new loan; both of them are the sixth-time borrowers. After her successful past loans that she completely paid back, she believes that she can keep up a good living standard for her family.

With this new loan, she is seeking 1,000,000 KHR, whilst her co-member is applying for 700,000 KHR. She, as the leader, will use her loan portion to buy fertilizer, gasoline for pumping water, insecticide for spraying, and to pay for labor costs for her farmland. She hopes to grow her rice in a timely manner and sell it at a good price, so she can make more income for her children's sake.

In this group: Sam, Sorn

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