A loan of $300 helped to build a wooden pigpen and buy five pigs to keep in it.


Phon's story

Phon, age 65, lives in the Pouk district of Kompong Tom province. She earns an income by making and selling bamboo baskets. She and her husband have eight children, four of whom are grown and have their own families. The younger four live at home and usually assist Phon in making the baskets, a skill taught to them by Phon. Typically, Phon is able to generate approximately 8.00 USD per day through this business.

Phon has decided to borrow funds from HKL, a partner of Kiva since 2008, in order to start up and operate a small pig-fattening business behind her house. She will build a wooden pigpen and buy five pigs to keep in it. This will increase the family income and provide a more stable life. She will use it to build a wooden pigpen and buy five pigs to keep in it. Phon’s dream is to provide a quality of life to her children.



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