A loan of $975 helped to buy fertilizer for her farmland.


Sopha's story

Sopha, 28, lives in a rural area of the Dambae district of Kampong Cham province and is married with two children, who are all still in school. The family’s main sources of income are from planting cassava (a type of edible root) on one-hectare (10,000 square metres) of farmland and selling pork in the local village. She has been in this business for seven years. Low crop yield is still a main challenge for her family’s business.

To support her business, she is requesting a loan of 4000000 KHR with Kiva’s partner VisionFund. She will use this loan to buy fertilizer for her farmland and use a portion of it to pay for labor and land plowing. With this loan, she hopes to make more income so as to improve her living conditions and keep her children in school.

Sopha has been with VisionFund for one cycle and completely paid back the loan, which helped her relieve her family's burden and improve their prospects.



Loan details

Loan length:

18 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: June 15, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia

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Loan details

Loan length:

18 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: June 15, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia