A loan of $250 helped a member to buy fertilizer, rice seed and pig feed for her farm.

Soeurn's Group's story

Soeurn, a mother of five children, is 52 years old and a resident of Moung Russey district, Banteay Meanchey province. She deals with her family's hardship by growing rice on two hectares of farmland and also by raising pigs as extra income. She has been in business for 30 years and it enables her to generate about 20,000 KHR per day. Soeurn took her first loan with VisionFund (Kiva's partner) four cycles ago. She has well-managed her loan in a smart manner in order to sustain both of her businesses and to relieve her family's burden. Now, she is in a group of two female members and her co-member has been with VisionFund for two cycles. Currently, she and her fellow group member are applying for 800,000 KHR and 200,000 KHR loans respectively. As a group leader, she will use her portion to buy fertilizer and rice seed for her farm and a portion of it to buy pig feed. She hopes that this purchase will help her to grow her cash crop on time so she can generate more income.

In this group: Soeurn, Chanthy
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