A loan of $900 helped a member to buy fertilizer and rice seed, and to pay harvesting and harrowing fees.


Sanh's Group's story

Sanh is 50 years old and a villager from a rural area of Sa Ang district, Cambodia. She and her husband are rice farmers on two hectares of farmland. Additionally, she raises pigs at home while her husband catches fish for sale.

The entire income generating activities earn them about 19,000 Riel (KHR) which support her five children. Two of her children are students, while the others work at a factory but receive a low salary. She has had this business for 29 years and is challenged with the lack of working capital for it.

Sanh's group is composed of four members: three women and one man. She and one of her co-members are on their second loans, whereas the remaining two group members are on their seventh loans with Kiva's partner VisionFund. The past loan helped her to manage her household's daily basic needs and to set aside some money to buy pigs for raising as extra income. She's now leading her group for this new loan. She will use her portion of the loan to buy fertilizer and rice seed, and to pay plowing and harrowing fees. She will also use a some of it to buy three more pigs to raise. She expects to gain more yield during this rainy season so as to double her income to improve her family's living conditions.

In this group: Sanh, Kuch, Mer, Nut



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