A loan of $175 helped a member to purchase fertilizers and to pay for water for her rice-farming business.


Thorn's Group's story

Thorn is a villager from a rural area located in the Ek Phnom district of Battambang province, Cambodia. Thorn is a 33-year-old, married mother of four children. She has three daughters and one son, all of whom are dependent on her and still in school.



The main source of her family's income is from rice-farming, though her husband supplements the family’s income by working for others for a fee. They have been in these businesses for almost ten years. Their current businesses allow them to earn approximately 20,000 KHR per day and to save approximately 4,000 KHR per day for their future needs. Drought is the main challenge for her rice-farming business.



Thorn has been with VisionFund for two loan cycles and proudly explains that she repaid the previous loans. The other team member has been with VisionFund for four loan cycles. The previous loans have helped her better support her family. Now she is leading her group of two to ask for a loan with VisionFund. Thorn will use her portion of the loan proceeds to buy fertilizers for her farmland and to pay fees for a water pump so that her rice plants can be harvested. She hopes this loan will enable her to grow more and better rice than before, which will in turn enable her to generate more income, improve her family's standard of living, and pay for her children's education.

In this group: Thorn, Sam



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details