A loan of $1,500 helped to purchase kitchen supplies to support her husband’s retail business.


Smas's story

Smas, aged 49, is a hammock weaver who permanently lives in the Reussey Keo district with her husband and three single children, while the other two children are married and live separately. Smas got involved in the weaving business in order to help her husband earn some additional income for the family. She has been doing this for almost seven years and can earn approximately 2.00 USD per day. Smas’ husband is a vendor, selling kitchen supplies in various places around his district.

Smas would like to borrow some funds from Kiva lenders to purchase kitchen supplies to support her husband’s business. This will enable Smas’ husband to increase his business activities and income. She hopes that she is able to experience a better standard of living since she and her husband strive to work hard.



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