A loan of $700 helped a member to buy fertilizer, insecticide, and to pay for ploughing fees.


Norm's Group's story

Norm,married, is a 46 year-old mother of six children living in the Moung Russsey district of Battambang Province, Cambodia. Currently, she is living with five children only, two of whom are still in school and the remaining three children are working for others for a fee. For her entire household, she struggles growing paddy rice on one hectare of farmland. To supplement the income, her husband also runs a small thatched place for fixing motorbikes and sometime he also works for others for pay too. Having been with these businesses for five years, they can earn about 18,000 KHR per day.

Norm has been with Kiva partner VisionFund four loan cycle ago. She has used her loan effectively to grow her paddy rice in a timely way and to upgrade her lifestyle. Now, she leads a group of two females applying for a new loan: both are requesting for the same amount, 1,400,000 KHR each. She will use her loan portion to buy fertilizer, insecticides, and to pay for ploughing fees. She expects to receive more crop yield in order to increase her income.

In this group: Norm, Sokha



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details