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Chhourn is from Cambodia. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy piglet and farming supplies.
Chhourn is a hardworking mother of three. Although she works hard growing rice and raising pigs, she did not generate enough income last year to provide for her family throughout the year. She would like to improve her farm and purchase more piglets, but she does not have the money to do so.
A loan from World Vision will enable Chhourn to make those purchases. This will allow her to increase her sales and profits. The additional income she earns will allow her to provide her children with healthier meals, better living conditions, and educational opportunities. In the future, she would like to purchase more land to plant more rice.
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 partnering with World Vision Micro to provide Chhourn Hut with a small loan for her farming and livestock business. Chhourn used her loan of $250 to buy more pigs and farming supplies. She continues to make weekly payments of $5 on time.
With the profits she has earned from her growing business, Chhourn is able to purchase her children's school supplies and purchase food for her family.
Chhourn's three children continue to study in school. Thanks to Chhourn's hard work, she will be able to provide a brighter future for her children.
Thank you for supporting Chhourn's small business through World Vision Micro!