A loan of $525 helped a member to buy fertilizer for her rice field and a bamboo ladder for climbing sugar palm trees.

Vanna's Group's story

Vanna, the mother of five children, is a 43-year-old farmer who strives to make a living by growing rice on her 1 1/2 hectare farm as her main source of income. Her husband is not only helping her with the rice field, but also producing sugar from sugar palm juice. With the 25 years that she has experience in her rice growing business, she is able to earn 13,500 riels (KHR) per day.

Vanna has been with VisionFund, Kiva's partner, for the past two cycles. She has wisely managed her loan in order to better support her business. She has had success, especially by purchasing fertilizer to boost her crop production on time, and is generating a decent income for her family.

Now, Vanna is in a group composed of two members; the other member has been with VisionFund for one cycle only. She is requesting a loan of 1,400,000 KHR and her co-member is applying for a 650,000 KHR loan. As the group leader, she will use her loan portion to buy fertilizer for her rice field. Also, she will use some of it to buy a high ladder made from bamboo for climbing palm trees and a bamboo container for sugar palm juice storage.

In this group: Vanna, Sreyneth

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