A loan of $300 helped to purchase rice seedlings, fertlizers and other farm inputs.

Eden's story

Since the early years of their marriage, Eden M. and her husband have cultivated land for rice farming. Their income from this activity is the source for meeting Eden’s family's needs. This livelihood has supported the education of her only child (who is now 30 years old) in college until his graduation from a two-year course in agriculture. While he is not yet employed, he has been a great help to his parents in their rice-farming business.

Compared to the average expenses that a farmer should spend on rice farming, it is now a very expensive occupation because the prices of farm inputs and equipment rentals are higher than before. Eden and her husband, just like all those who had no opportunity to access a loan with low interest, would take a loan from money lenders who charge huge amounts of interest. Therefore, after harvesting and selling the rice, their profit would be very small and not even enough to support their family's basic needs.

As a consequence, Eden and her husband agreed to obtain loans from Kiva partner, ASHI, since becoming a member in 2007. Eventually, life has become easier and enjoyable for her and her family, although their business is still unstable and has not grown so well. Eden is hoping that with the loan she is requesting now, her business would improve a bit further.

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