A loan of $450 helped a member to buy fertilizers and seeds for her farm.

Sotheary's Group's story

Sotheary, 30 years old, has three dependent children: one daughter and two sons, all of whom are still in school. Her family lives in the rural village of Ek Phnom district of Battambang province, Cambodia. The main sources of the family’s income arefrom farming rice and planting beans. They supplement their income by raising cows and chickens, which she and her husband have been doing for several years. Drought that destroyed the crop yield is still the main challenge for her business.

Sotheary’s group consists of two members who live in the same village. This is their first loan with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. Now, Sotheary and her group member are applying for a loan of 1,000,000 KHR and KHR 800,000, respectively. As the group leader, Sotheary is going to use her portion to buy fertilizers and seeds for her farmland. She hopes this loan will enable her to earn more income to improve her living.

In this group: Sotheary, La

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