A loan of $325 helped a member to buy fertilizer and rice seeds for her farmland.


Chanthou's Group's story

Chanthou, 37, is a farmer who lives in a rural area of the Pursat province’s Kror Kor district of Cambodia. She has five children, four of whom are dependent on her and still in school.

Growing rice is the main source of family’s income,and she has been in this business for 12 years to support the family. Besides farming, her husband also supplements the income by producing palm juice. Chanthou’s family's daily income is 15,000 KHR, but she can manage to save about 8,000 KHR each day after offsetting daily expenses.

Flood is the main challenge for her rice-paddy business.

She has been with VisionFund for three cycles and successfully repaid the past loans. Her group co-member is new with VisionFund this cycle.

Chanthou has wisely used the past three loans to relieve her family’s burden. Now she is leading her group of two to apply for a loan. She will use her portion to buy fertilizer and rice seeds for her farmland. She hopes to make more income from her current business so as she can keep up the good progress of her lifestyle and also keep her children in school.

In this group: Chanthou, Chunly



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