A loan of $375 helped to buy her own cow.

Keng's story

Keng B., age 64, has been living in the province of Kompong Tom, which is the best territory for farming. Keng B. owns a big farm that she inherited from her grandmother. Keng B. is now married and has nice children. Her husband (pictured here) works in the farm fields frequently alongside her.

Keng B. currently plants a peanut crop and she estimates that she will harvest it within the next two months when the plants mature. Keng B. will use the income from selling her mature produce to better meet her family’s needs during the financial crisis.

Keng B. said that she always rented the neighbor’s cow in order to alleviate the chore of plowing the farmland. Currently, she hopes to buy her own cow and that is why she is applying for a loan from Kiva. Keng B. was not available the day of the photo, so her husband is in the photo instead.

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