A loan of $500 helped to buy water buffalo to use for plowing the fields.


Mam's story

P., 46, lives in Pursat province, Cambodia where she has owned a plot of land since 1979. She grows different kinds of crops like rice, vegetables and some fruit trees.

She is a good mother of four children: two are students and the other two are helping with their parents' work. She is married to Nhang, age 45, who also sells firewood that depends on carving from the forest.

In view of the fact that crop growing is P.'s main source of income to sustain her family’s living conditions, and in order to help her meet the hard physical labor demands of cultivating, P. is applying for a loan to buy water buffalo to use for plowing the fields.

(P.'s husband is pictured.)



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