A loan of $875 helped a member buy fishing supplies for her husband’s business.

Yong's Group's story

Yong, 39, lives in a rural area in the Ek Phnom district of Battambang province, Cambodia. She has eight children, all of whom are dependent on her and are still in school.

Rice farming and pig raising are the main sources of the family’s income, which Yong has been in for thirteen years. To add more income for the family, her husband also catches fish and works as a paid worker in the local area. The current businesses earns them approximately KHR 30,000 per day and they manage to save about KHR 10,000 each day after daily expenses. Drought is the main challenge for her paddy field.

Yong has been a member of Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, for five cycles and had completely paid back the past loans, which have constantly supported her family with enough food. Now she is leading her group of three to apply for another loan with VisionFund. As the leader, Yong will use her portion to buy fishing tackles for her husband’s business, such as cast net and fishing pliers, etc. She hopes to grow her business and earn a larger income to improve her standard of living.

In this group: Yong, Sivorn, Kalgan

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