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Total loan: $2,275

Sopheap's Group

Preah Vihear Province, Chaom Ksan District, Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia / Personal Use

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A loan helped to buy solar lighting to brighten her house at night time, which will allow her child easily to do more homework.

Sopheap's Group's story

Sopheap, 54, is a married woman who lives in Preah Vihear province. She has four children; and only one of them is in school. She owns a handicraft business and grows rice to earn income for supporting her family. Sopheap has ever been with VisionFund for three cycle loans, which she paid back completely. Based on the previous loan, she has been able to expand her farming business and send her child to school.

Since she learned about the benefits of using solar lighting, she is leading a four-member group to apply for a Kiva loan and she is willing to spend it on buying solar lighting to use. She hopes that her child can study and do homework at night, after purchasing that solar lighting and she also hopes that it will reduce her cost of living.