A loan of $375 helped a member to buy fertilizer and pesticides for her farmland.


Koen's Group's story

Koen, 39, lives in a rural area in the Moung Russey district of Battambang province, Cambodia. She has three dependent children, all still in school. The family's main source of income comes from rice farming on five hectares of farmland. Koen has been in this business for ten years and she is able to earn about 25,000 KHR per day, saving approximately 18,000 KHR daily after offsetting expenses. The main challenge facing Koen's paddy field business is low crop yield resulting from drought.

Koen’s group consists of two members who live in the same village. Koen is in her first loan cycle with VisionFund as she leads her group in applying for loans of 1,000,000 KHR and 500,000 KHR. Koen will use her portion of the loan mainly to buy fertilizer and pesticides for her farmland and set aside a small amount to buy gasoline. Koen hopes to get a high crop yield from the rice paddy in order to better her living conditions.

In this group: Koen, Khoen
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