A loan of $950 helped a member buy fertilizer and pesticides.


Sophy's Group's story

Sophy is a 29-year-old farmer who lives in a rural area in the Moung Russey district of Battambang province, Cambodia. She is married and has three dependent children, two of whom are still too young for school, and one is in school. She has been farming rice on a three-hectare area of farmland for five years, while her husband has been involving in buying and selling corn and cassava to earn additional income. The current business earns her approximately 38,000 KHR per day and she manages to save about 20,000 KHR each day after daily expenses.

Sophy has been with VisionFund for four cycles and had completely repaid back her previous loans. She has used the loans to sustain her family's living condition. Now she is leading her group of three to ask for a loan. Sophy is going to use her portion to buy fertilizer and pesticides for her farmland and use a portion of it to spend on buying piglets for raising to earn extra income. She hopes her crop yield will become more profitable so as to make a living better and keep her child in school.

In this group: Sophy, Khorn, Sreymom
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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: September 6, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia

Lenders and lending teams



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: September 6, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia