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Roeurn is from Cambodia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy fertilizer and to hire a seasonal worker .
Roeurn farms two times a year. She also raises cows and pigs and wants to expand her farming activities.
A World Vision micro loan will allow her to buy fertilizer and to hire workers for the farm, some of whom will be her family.
The additional money will help unite her family; they can work together and improve their quality of life.
The Agriculture business sector covers all farming and livestock activities. Some entrepreneurs request loans to help in securing supplies and equipment. Others want to buy more animals to breed or purchase feed and medicines. The majority of our loan clients live in rural communities where agriculture is already understood as a business model. It is for this reason that approximately 50% of our loans are in the agricultural sector.
Cambodia’s climate is subtropical. The dry season runs from November to May and the rainy season from May to November. Densely forested mountains surround large plains. The country continues to recover from 25 years of civil war and the brutal Khmer Rouge communist regime. One in every 236 Cambodians has lost a limb due to land mines. World Vision is helping to rid the country of land mines as well as provide skills training to the disabled.
One of the poorest districts in its province, Prasath Sambo is located in north-central Cambodia. While the land looks fertile, poor water systems make farming very difficult. Approximately 65 percent of people lack adequate food for four to six months annually, and others go hungry for the whole year. Nearly all villagers own their own rice field but their yields are low. The poorest families lack irrigation systems and so combined with droughts, poor farming knowledge, and a lack of rice seed, production is far below its potential. World Vision has stepped in to teach community members about growing home gardens and raising animals.
Educational opportunities are limited due to the cost of tuition and school books. Currently, 70 percent of Cambodia’s 14 million people are under 30 years old. This young generation faces various challenges. With some children leaving school to help with farming, it has become more important to offer educational opportunities, like vocational training. World Vision assists families with small loans to begin businesses that provide families with income to send their children to school.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Roeurn Khun to expand her farming and livestock business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $250 to buy fertilizer and to hire a seasonal worker. Roeurn has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $5.
In addition to repaying her loan, Roeurn is using additional income to purchase fertilizer, expand the current business and do home repairs. Roeurn's 4 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Roeurn and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Roeurn Khun to improve her farming and livestock business. She invested her loan of $250 to buy fertilizer and to hire a seasonal worker.
Roeurn has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Roeurn has used her additional income to purchase food for the animals, purchase food for her family and purchase fertilizer.
Roeurn's four children continue to study in school.
The loan Roeurn received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning is creating lasting improvements in her life. In the future Roeurn hopes to expand her current business, take out another loan and purchase livestock.
Thank you for your support of Roeurn and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.