A loan of $750 helped to buy a proper tractor for helping her in the rice-field.


Choum's story

Choum is 48 years and married. Her family lives in a rural area of the Kror kor district of Pursat province, Cambodia. She has nine children, four of whom are dependent and still in school. She has earned a living through farming rice on a five-hectare area of farmland for twenty-two years. Her husband also supplements the income by making palm-sugar.

Insufficient water supply is the main challenge for her paddy-field business. The current business earns her about 30,000 KHR per day and she manages to save about 10,000 KHR each day after offsetting daily expenses. Choum is in her first loan with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. She is requesting a loan of 3,000,000 KHR. With this loan, she is going to build on her savings to buy a proper tractor for helping her in the rice-field. She hopes this mini-tractor will help her in rice-field so as to grow her rice fruitfully and timely.



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