A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy fertilizer, pig feed, and pay for water pumping.


Mean's Group's story

Mean, a rural villager from Kror Kor district, Cambodia, is also a 65-year-old, married mother of four children who currently are living with her. To meet the daily basic expenses in her household, Mean has been farming on one hectare of farmland for 45 years, earning about 14,000 KHR per day. Besides helping in the rice field, Mean’s husband also helps with a pig-raising business. For this couple, their main challenge is the insufficient water supply for her paddy field.

Including this cycle, Mean has joined VisionFund (Kiva's partner) for two cycles. With success, she has paid back the entire first loan which has helped her to afford working capital to buy fertilizer for her rice farm and additional pigs to raise. Also, she has received a decent income from her business. Now she forms a group of four female members; three members, including her, are in the second-cycle seeking 1,200,000 KHR each while a remaining fellow group member is in the fourth-cycle applying for 500,000 KHR. As the group leader, Mean will use her loan portion to buy more fertilizer and to pump water for her farm. She also will use a portion of it to buy pig feed. She expects to receive more profit from her cash-crop so as to stabilize her lifestyle.

In this group: Mean, Khan, Mom, Sok
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