A loan of $700 helped a member to buy fertilizers for her farmland.


Sokhom's Group's story

Originally from a rural area of the Kandal province's Kandal Stoeng district, Cambodia, Sokhom, 48, is married with five children, one of whom is dependent on her and works at a garment factory to help the family generate income. To meet the family’s needs, Sokhom has been engaged in farming rice on one hectare of farmland for twenty-three years, and she also supplements her income by selling fish in the local area. The current business earns her approximately US$5 per day to support the family.

This is the third micro-loan with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, for Sokhom’s group. The past two loans have helped to support her farming business. Now she and her group members are applying for a loan of KHR 700,000 each. Sokhom, who is the group leader, will use her portion to buy fertilizers for her farmland and will use a portion of it to spend on labor for plowing. She hopes to grow her rice paddy timely and healthily and produce a large income so as to make a better living.

In this group: Sokhom, Sorphorn, Norn, Sambat



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