A loan of $900 helped a member to buy fertilizers and rice seeds for her farmland, and more pigs for raising.


Mom's Group's story

A villager from the Moung Russey district of Battambang province, Cambodia, Mom is 43 years old. She is a married mother of seven children, five (two daughters and three sons) of whom are dependent on her and help in the family’s business.

She has been in rice farming on two hectares of farmland and has been supplementing the family’s income through raising pigs for eight years to make a living.

The current business earns her approximately KHR 20,000 per day and she manages to save about KHR 5,000 each day after daily expenses. Low crop yield caused by the drought is the main challenge for her business.

This is the second loan cycle for Mom’s group with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. She completely paid back the past loan, which has helped her to better support the family.

Now she and her group members are asking for a new loan in the amount of KHR 1,200,000 each. As the leader, Mom is going to use her portion to buy fertilizers and rice seeds for her farmland and use a portion of it to buy piglets for raising. She hopes this loan will enable her to increase her income from the current businesses so as to improve her lifestyle.

In this group: Mom, Chantha, Sdoeung
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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: July 18, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: July 18, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia