A loan of $500 helped to purchase one cow to raise and fertilizer for rice-farming.

Thyda's story

Thyda, 32 years old, and her husband, Sopheak, live in a suburb of Phnom Penh. They have been married since 2001 and have three children--one son and two daughters. Two attend school and another one is still young.

Thyda is a rice farmer, while her husband buys and sells fruit. She is asking for her first Kiva loan in the amount of $500. She will use $400 to purchase one cow to raise and the $100 remainder will assist in her rice farming by buying fertilizer.

She will get extra income from selling the cow for beef or sale of a calf when the cow gives a baby.

Photo: Thyda is at home, not at the farm.

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