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

Bou's Group's story

Bou is a villager from a rural area of the Kror Kor District of Pursat Province, Cambodia. She is 47-year-old mother of seven children, four of whom are dependent on her and still in school. She is a rice farmer who plants rice on 1.5 hectares of farmland. The current business earns her about KHR 28,000 per day and manages her to save about KHR 8,000 each day after daily expenses. Low crop yield resulting from insects is the main challenge for her rice-paddy business.

Bou’s group consists of two members, who are first-time borrowers with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. She is leading her group to request a loan with VisionFund of 1,000,000 each. She will use her portion to buy fertilizer for her farmland and use a portion of it to spend on labor fees in transplanting rice seedling. Bou hopes her crop yield will become more productive to make a living better and keep her children in school.

In this group: Bou, Mom

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