A loan of $375 helped a member to buy fertilizer for her farmland and feed for her pigs.


Sokan's Group's story

A married mother of five children, Sokan is 53 years old and she still has four children dependent on her. Only a few of them are still in school.

She earns a living through farming rice on her one-hectare farmland, and she has been in this business for ten years. She supplements her income by raising pigs in the back yard. The main challenge for her as a rural farmer is the lack of working capital to buy fertilizer.

Sokan has been with Kiva's field partner, VisionFund, for four loan cycles while the other members have been with VisionFund for five to seven years. The past loans from VisionFund have significantly helped her make a better living. She currently earns around 24,600 KHR per day from her business.

Sokan is leading this group to apply for another loan with VisionFund. As the leader, she is going to use her portion to buy fertilizer for her farmland and feed for her pigs. She hopes to increase her family's income so as to improve her lifestyle.

In this group: Sokan, Lorn, Sarom



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