A loan of $750 helped to pay for the whole process of cultivating dry-season rice and watermelon.


Kao's story

From Prey Chor district of Kompong Cham province, Kao, 64, married with eight children, together with her husband, has spent her life dedicated to rice farming. She has been in this business since 2002. She cultivates and harvests her rice crops twice a year. Besides rice, she sometimes grows various kinds of vegetables, potatoes and beans based on the season and market demand.

She is taking out a loan from Kiva, through HKL, to pay for the whole process of cultivating dry-season rice and watermelon. She hopes to raise more income through the investment and thereby improve her family’s living status. In the coming years, she wants to expand her farm and further establish the family-owned business.



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