A loan of $1,600 helped a member to buy pigs, grocery items for resale and a water pump.


Mao's Group's story

Mao, along with her family, lives in the Sampov Meas district of Pursat Province. She is 41 years old and has seven children. Currently, only three children still count on her as they are still in school. To deal with daily basic needs, Mao grows rice on three hectares of farmland as her main source of income. She also is able to earn extra income from sweets, cigarettes, and rice wine selling. She has been with her business for 22 years and is able to earn up to 29,800 KHR per day.

This is the second cycle for Mao and she is the group leader. She has used her past loan wisely to inject good retained earnings into her business. Now, she is forming a group of six to seek a new loan. She and four of her co-members are second-cycle clients, whereas the remaining member is a first-time borrower with VisionFund (a Kiva partner).

Mao will use her portion to buy two pigs for raising, grocery items for resale as extra income and a water pump to support her rice farm. She hopes to make more income so that she can expand her business for her children's sake, especially through raising ducks, chickens and pigs and setting up a small stall for more income.

In this group: Mao, Sokhim, Sophal, Man, Yorn, Maet
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