A loan of $500 helped to buy fertilizer for her farmland.


Koern's story

Koern, 60 years old, is a farmer who lives in a rural area of the Kandal Stoeng district of Kandal province, Cambodia. She has seven children. She has been a rice farmer for 30 years. From the current business, she is able to earn approximately 8 USD per day. She saves about 5 USD each day after daily expenses. Low crop yield is the main challenge for her rice-paddy business.

Koern is in her first microloan with Kiva’s partner VisionFund. She is requesting a loan with VisionFund of 500 USD. She is going to use this loan to buy fertilizer for her farmland and to pay for labor costs. She hopes this loan will enable her to improve rice production so she can sell it for a good price, in order to improve her living conditions.



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