A loan of $850 helped a member to buy fertilizer.


Sophy's Group's story

Sophy, aged 36 years old, is a mother of two children who are still in school. To support her family, she has been working as a rice farmer on her two-hectare farm for 15 years in her village in the Ratanak Mondul district of Cambodia.

Sophy and the two other members of her borrower group, Kimheng and Sim, have taken loans out before from Kiva field partner VisionFund. The previous loans have helped Sophy afford sufficient food and have helped her to send her children to school.

Sophy is the leader her borrower group, which has applied for another loan. She plans to use her portion of this group loan to buy fertilizer for her rice crop. Sophy hopes she can increase her crop yield so as to earn more income to set aside for her business and also to keep her children in school.

In this group: Sophy, Kimheng, Sim
*not pictured



Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: December 7, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia

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Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: December 7, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia