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Yoen is from Cambodia. She needs a loan of $250 to purchase pigs, fertilizer and food stock.
Yoen Yam is a mother of two children, she lives with her family in Kompung Thom Province. Yoen works very hard growing rice and pigs, along with maintaining her grocery store to help provide for her family. At this time Yoen lacks the funds needed to purchase more food stock for her store, and buy more pigs and fertilizer for her rice field.
With a loan from World Vision, Yoen will be able to purchase food stock needed to continue to operate her business successfully. She'll also be able to purchase more pigs and fertilizer for her rice field, allowing her to grow healthy crops and pigs to sell for profit. Yoen will also be able to expand both businesses and generate more income. With the additional income, Yoen will be able to provide for her family's daily needs and pay for her children's education.
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.
Yoen Yam does not have any updates yet.