A loan of $700 helped a member to buy fertilizer and pesticides for her farmland.


Ravy's Group's story

Ravy, 48 years old, is married and has three children. Her family lives in a rural area in the Thmor Koul district of the Battambang province in Cambodia. Out of her three children, Ravy still has one dependent child who is still in school.

To earn a living, Ravi has been working as a teacher for twenty years while her husband is a rice farmer. She is able to earn about 53,000 KHR per day. After off-setting daily expenses, Ravi manages to save about 20,000 KHR each day. However, a lack of working capital to support her rice field, is still the main challenge Ravi faces.

Ravy’s Group consists of two members who have been with VisionFund for five loan cycles. Ravi fully paid back her previous loans, which helped her constantly support her family with the provision of food and basic necessities. Now she is leading her group to seek yet another loan. Ravy expects to use the proceeds from her portion of the loan to buy fertilizer and pesticides for her farmland, as well as pay for labor costs to work the land. She hopes this loan will enable her to increase the income from the rice field, better her living conditions and support her child who is still in school.

In this group: Ravy, Nimol
*not pictured



Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: October 4, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia

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Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: October 4, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia