A loan of $500 helped a member to buy pesticides and fertilizer for her farmland.


Saron's Group's story

Saron, aged 46 years, resides in a rural area of the Moung Russey district of Battambang province, Cambodia. She has five children, four of whom are dependents and still in school. She has earned a living through farming rice on a 2.5-hectare area of farmland for 23 years and supplements her family’s income by selling grocery items. Her family’s income is about 40,000 KHR (Cambodian riels) per day, but Saron can manage to save about 10,000 KHR each day after deducting daily expenses. Lack of working capital is the main challenge in operating her paddy-rice business.

Saron has been a member of VisionFund for three loan cycles already, while the other member has been a member of VisionFund for one cycle. Saron completely paid back the loans, which have helped her improve her family’s living conditions.

Now, she is leading her group of two to request another loan of 1,000,000 KHR each. Saron, who is the leader, will use her portion to buy pesticides and fertilizer for her farmland. She hopes this loan will enable her to increase her crop yield so as to make a better living.

In this group: Saron, Ret
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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: September 25, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: September 25, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia