A loan of $850 helped a member to buy pesticides and fertilizers for her farmland.


Ra's Group's story

Ra, age 41, is a diligent farmer who lives with her spouse and two dependent children in a village of the Moung Russey District of Battambang Province, Cambodia. To feed the family, she grows rice on seven hectares of farmland. She has been in this business for ten years. Ra is able to earn about 30,000 riels (KHR) per day and saves about 20,000 KHR each day after daily expenses. The main challenge for her paddy business is insufficient water supply.

Ra’s group consists of three members who have been with VisionFund for one cycle. She completely paid back her [previous] loan which has helped relieve her family’s burden and improve their livelihood. Now she is leading her group to apply for a loan. She is going to use her portion to buy pesticides and fertilizers for her farmland. She hopes to grow her rice successfully and increase the income from her current business to better her family’s living conditions.

In this group: Ra, Oun, Horn
*not pictured



Loan details

Loan length:

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

Lenders and lending teams



Loan details

Loan length:

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