A loan of $500 helped a member to buy fertilizer and pig feed.


Sorn's Group's story

A 62-year-old father of six children, Sorn and family are residing in a rural area of Kampong Cham province’s Ponhea Krek district, Cambodia. One (son) of his children is employed as a mobile phones repairer.

Sorn has 37 years of experience in his current businesses, a rice-growing business and pig-raising business. Sorn earns approximately 22,000 KHR per day and manages to save only 16,000 after offsetting the daily cost of living. His day-to-day livelihood has struggled a bit, since he is in need of money to support his children’s schooling in Phnom Penh (capital city of Cambodia).

He is leading a group of two to apply for a loan in the amount of 1,000,000 KHR each. Sorn will spend his loan portion on buying fertilizers to apply to his farmland and buying pig feed to feed his pigs so that they will be fatter and healthier.

Via the efficient usage of this loan portion, Sorn believes that he will be able to boost his income and set aside some money for covering the needs of the family, especially the fees of his children’s schooling. In the future, he also hopes to operate a new business, which is a sugarcane-growing business.

In this group: Sorn, Sok
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Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: September 6, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia

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Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: September 6, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia