A loan of $325 helped a member to pay harvesting fees and to buy seed and fertilizer.

Heng's Group's story

Heng is 54 years old and lives in a rural area of the Mongkul Borey district of Banteay Meanchey province. She is a widowed mother of five children. She makes a living through rice farming on one hectare of farmland. Having been in this business for 29 years, she is able to earn approximately 20,000 KHR per day. She manages to save about 5,000 KHR each day after daily expenses. Her main challenge is the low crop yields caused by the drought. Heng’s group is composed of three members. Heng and one other member have been with Kiva partner VisionFund for four loan cycles, while the remaining member has been with VisionFund for three cycles. She has succeeded in improving her family’s livelihood and paying back all the past loans. Now Heng is leading her group to apply for a loan. She is going to use a portion of the loan to pay the harvesting fee for her dry season rice and a portion to buy fertilizer and rice seed for her rice planting during the rainy season. She hopes this loan will enable her to earn more income from her paddy field so as to set aside some money to purchase extra plots of farmland to expand her farming business.

In this group: Heng, Phach, Sav

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