A loan of $275 helped a member to buy fertilizer, rice seed, and insecticide.


Sambath's Group's story

Sambath, a 54-year-old farmer, is married and has eight children: currently, only one of her children is still a student. The rest of her entire family lives in the Thmor Koul district of Battambang Province. For the past five years, she has supported her family through rice planting. The main difficulty that affects her income is not enough rainfall which leads to low output.

Sambath has joined VisionFund (Kiva's partner) for six loan cycles and has successfully repaid the loans. In a resourceful manner, she has used her past loans to better support her rice-cropping business and to uplift her living conditions. Now, she is one of two female members in a group. Her requested loan amount is 600,000 KHR while the other group member -- a fifth-time borrower -- is seeking 500,000 KHR. As the group leader, Sambath is going to use her portion to buy fertilizer, rice seed, and insecticide for her cash crop. She expects to multiply her productivity so she can secure her children's living standards.

In this group: Sambath, Sophy



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