A loan of $750 helped a member to buy fertilizers and rice seeds for her farmland.

Saroen's Group's story

Saroen is 38 years old and lives with her family members in a rural village of the Sangke district of Battambang province. She has five dependent children, some work for others for a fee while help with the family’s business.

For the last 10 years, she has been farming rice as the primary source of the family’s income while her husband works as a paid worker in Thailand. The current business earns Saroen about 60,000 KHR per day and she can save about 20,000 KHR each day for the family’s future needs.

Saroen’s group consists of three members who have been with VisionFund for two cycles. The previous loans, which she has fully repaid, have helped her relieve the family’s burden and improve their livelihood. Now she is leading her group to apply for another loan. As the leader, she wants to use her portion to buy fertilizers and rice seeds for her farmland. She hopes to make increase the output of her rice harvest so as to improve her standard of living.

In this group: Saroen, Nhanh, Noy
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