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Khun is from Cambodia. She needs a loan of $250 to buy food for her pigs.
Khun sells noodles and raises pigs for a living to support her family. She lacks the capital she needs to maintain her business in a competitive market.
With a loan from World Vision Khun will be able to buy more food for her pigs and keep her business growing. With the profits she earns she will be able to better provide for her family and send her children to school. In the future Khun hopes to raise more pigs and participate more in her community.
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 empowering Khun Mut with the opportunity to expand her pig farming business. With the $250 loan Khun was able to buy food for her pigs.
Khun is on her way to repaying her small business loan and makes weekly payments of $5. Thanks to the profits she has earned, Khun can afford to purchase food for the animals, pay school fees and expand the current business.
Khun's child continues to study in school.
Thank you for supporting hardworking entrepreneurs like Khun and World Vision Micro!
Khun Mut has successfully repaid her small business loan. She invested the $250 for her agriculture/animals business.
Thanks to the loan that she received, Khun was able to use the profits from her business to purchase food for her family, expand her current business and provide healthcare. In the future, Khun aspires to earn enough to expand her current business, take out another loan and purchase livestock.
Khun's three children continue to study in school. Because she was able to invest in her business, she will be able to invest in her family.
Thank you for investing in the power of hardworking people like Khun through World Vision! These funds are now available to help other entrepreneurs in Khun’s community.