A loan of $3,125 helped a member to expand a fruit-selling business by purchasing a variety of fruit to meet her customers' demands.

Mrs. Sim Sarin's Village Bank Group's story

The Village Bank, which is comprised of 22 people, is located in Slab Ta Aon Village in Kandal Province. Most of the group members are married, and they will use their portion of the loan proceeds for different purposes.

To illustrate, Mrs. Sim S. is the village bank president, though she also sells fruit at the local market. Since her business has been doing well, she wants to expand it, so she decided to ask for a loan to buy different kinds of fruit to meet her customers' demands. Mrs. Sim S.'s husband, Mr. Chea Sun, is a construction worker who makes approximately $3.50 per day to support their family. Mrs. Sim S. is 45 years old, and she is the mother of five children. One of her children is employed at a garment factory and earns approximately $65 per month, three of her children attend school, and her youngest child (a 2-year-old) is too young to work or study.

In this group: Sim, Touch, Choem, Bun, Kuoy, Yan, Touch, Chea, Yin, Yin, Chheon, Cheom, Thai, Chea, Sam, Thaong, Ri, Chea, Chea, Thoeurn, Chea, Chea
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