A loan of $1,000 helped to buy a cow to raise as labor in rice farming.

Chanthy's story

Chanthy, 30, is married with three dependent children who are all still in school. Her family lives in a house with a thatched roof located in Kampong Cham province’s Kang Meas district and the main sources of her family’s income are from farming rice, selling sugarcane juice, and selling fish in her village. She has been running her business for ten years, earning about US $7 per day and she is able to save about US $2 each day. Earning a living as a farmer has enabled Chanthy to encounter low crop yields, which has affected her family’s income.

Chanthy received her first loan with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, a cycle ago and has effectively used it to sustain her family’s business, support her family’s needs, and save some money from the earnings for the future. With a good business, she is applying for another loan of US $1,000 so as to buy a cow to raise as labor in rice farming. She hopes to increase her crop yields to earn more income to make a living better and also keep her children in school.

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