A loan of $250 helped a member to buy fertilizer, rice seeds and pesticides.

Ratana's Group's story

Ratana, 23, is married with one son who is too young for school. She lives in a village in the Moung Russey district of Kampong Cham province, Cambodia. She is a rice farmer who has been farming rice on two hectares of farmland and supplements her family’s income by raising pigs. The current business earns her approximately 20,000 KHR per day. She manages to save about 10,000 KHR each day after deducting daily expenses. The main challenge for her paddy business is the drought.

This is the first micro loan for Ratana’s group of two female members with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. Ratana, who is the leader, will use her portion to buy fertilizer, rice seeds and pesticides for her farmland and use a portion of it to pay labor fees. She hopes to have a fruitful rice harvest and fatten her pigs to sell for a good price and make a better living.

In this group: Ratana, Men

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