A loan of $1,600 helped to pay university tuition fees for her oldest son.

Sokha's story

Sokha is a rural villager from Takeo Province's Samrong District where silk weaving is a popular business in the neighborhood. She is 48 years old and also one of the breadwinners in her family which consists of three schoolchildren (one daughter and two sons). Sokha is a silk weaver and a grocery seller in the local area while her husband is a rice farmer on one hectare of farmland to tackle the family's difficulties.

Having been engaged in this business for 25 years, Sokha is able to save up to five US dollars per day from her current business after deducting the expenses. This is Sokha's second-cycle loan with Kiva's partner, VisionFund. The previous business loan, which she successfully repaid, helped her to sustain her living conditions as well as gradually helping her business.

In this loan cycle, she is applying for an education loan of 1,600 US dollars to cover the entire tuition fees for four years for her oldest son, an 18-year-old freshman specializing in finance and banking at a local university. Sokha very much hopes that this loan will enable her to send her oldest son to university. That will also help her son to obtain a higher education background so that he can get a good job after graduation in order to support the family.

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