A loan of $725 helped a member to buy fertilizers for her farmland.


Samban's Group's story

Originally from a village of the Moung Russey district of Battambang province, Cambodia, Samban is a 37-year-old married mother of one son and one daughter, both of who are dependent on her and are still in school. Rice farming is the main source of her family’s income, which she and her husband have been in for twelve years in order to support the family. Drought is the main challenge for her business.

This is the sixth microloan for Samban with Kiva’s partner VisionFund while the other members in the group are just in the first cycle. Samban has successfully used the past loans to relieve her family’s burden in terms of expenditure and the benefits from these loans also helped to keep her children in school.

Samban was appointed to be a leader to lead a group loan of three members, all of who are females. As the leader, she used her portion to spend on farmland preparation and also to buy fertilizers for her crops. Hopefully, it will produce good yield, which in return she can sell the products at a higher price.

In this group: Samban, Phal, Yan
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