A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy fertilizer for her farmland.


Sarou's Group's story

Sarou, 46, is a widowed mother of four children, two of whom are dependent on her and still in school. Her family lives in a rural area of the Preahnet Preah district of Banteay Meanchey province, Cambodia. The family's main source of income is rice farming on a three-hectare area of farmland. Sarou has been rice farming for twenty-five years to make a living. Insufficient water supply is still the main challenge for her paddy-field. She can earn approximately 28,000KHR per day and manages to save about 8,000KHR each day after daily expenses.

Sarou’s group consists of five members who live in the same village and this is the first loan for her with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. She is leading her group to request a loan. Sarou will use her portion to buy fertilizer for her farmland. She hopes this loan will help her to grow her rice healthfully and fruitfully so as to fulfill her dream to buy a tractor in order to help her rice-field business.

In this group: Sarou, Sarom, Saroey, Moeng, Mao



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