A loan of $725 helped a member to buy fertilizer and rice seeds for her farmland.


Oum's Group's story

Oum is a 38-year-old mother of ten children, eight of whom still mainly need her support as they are still in school. She lives in a rural area located in the Sangke district of Battambang province, Cambodia. To support the big family, she has been engaging in farming rice on one hectare of farmland, while her husband works as a paid construction worker in local area to help the family generate extra income. Having been in this business for seven years, Oum and her husband can earn about KHR 27,000 per day and manage to save around KHR 10,000 each day after daily expenses. Flood is the main challenge for her rice-paddy as it reduces her crop production. This is the second microloan for Oum’s group from Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. The first loan, which she has been repaid back, has helped her to relieve family’s burden and improve livelihood. Now leading her group to ask for a loan, Oum will use her portion to buy fertilizer and rice seeds for her farmland. She hopes to grow her rice fruitfully and timely so as to make her living better and keep her children in school.

In this group: Oum, Onn, Sambat
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