A loan of $750 helped a member to pay for labor costs in pulling out the cassavas.

Sokneng's Group's story

Sokneng is aged 28 and married. She lives in a rural area of the Dambae district of Kampong Cham province, Cambodia. She has four dependent children, three daughters and one son, all of whom are still in school. The main sources of family’s income are from planting cassavas on 2.5 hectares of farmland, growing chilies and raising chickens to support the family. Having been in this business for ten years, Sokneng can earn about KHR40,000 per day to meet the family’s needs.

She has been with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, for three cycles while the other members have been with VisionFund for one cycle. The past loans have helped her family relieve financial burden and improve livelihood. Now Sokneng and her group members are applying for a loan of KHR1,000,000 each. As the leader, she is going to use her portion to pay for labor costs in harvesting the cassavas. She hopes to earn more income from the current business so as to improve her family’s standard of living and keep her children in school.

In this group: Sokneng, Chantha, Chantha

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