A loan of $250 helped a member to buy fertilizer for her farmland.


Dy's Group's story

Living in a rural area of the Ou Reang Ov district of Kampong Cham province, Cambodia, Dy is a 27-year-old mother of two daughters. Her daughters are dependent on her and still in school. The main source of the family’s income is from rice farming on a 1.5-hectare area of farmland. Dy has been engaged in this business for several years. She earns about 9,000 KHR per day and manages to save about 4,000 KHR each day after deducting daily expenses. The low price of her crop yield is still her main business challenge.

Dy’s group consists of two members who live in the same village. Both of them are in the first-time microloan program with Kiva’s partner VisionFund. Dy is leading her group to request a loan of 500,000 KHR each. She is going to use her portion to buy fertilizer for her farmland and pay for labor fees. She hopes this loan will help her to improve her productivity so she can sell the rice for a good price and earn a better living.

In this group: Dy, Kammus
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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: August 27, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia

Lenders and lending teams



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: August 27, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia