A loan of $500 helped to build a biogas digester.

Ngorn's story

Ngorn is 48 years of age, and married with three children. Ngorn and his wife raise their children in a rural area of Santuk district, Kampong Thom province. All of his children are attending school and depend on their income. Despite the hardship of living, Ngorn aims to continue sending his children to school, so that they will become professionals and have a bright future someday. Farming rice is the major source of income for his family. He has been a farmer for more than 25 years and earns well to support his family.

Ngorn would like to improve his living standard by having clean energy for household use. Because of the lack of capital, he is asking for a loan in the sum of 500 USD to build a biogas digester, under the project of NBP (National Biogas Program) in partnering with HKL. After an initial investment in this system, he hopes that he won’t spend much money on fuel, and lessen the smoke from wood or charcoal. Upon construction completion, NBP provides a flat rate subsidy of 150 USD per plant into the borrower’s saving account for the purpose of making loan repayment. After that, HKL will provide a new repayment schedule to the borrower. Accordingly, there is the possibility of a small variation in loan amount when reporting monthly repayments to Kiva.

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