A loan of $1,000 helped to buy fertilizer and rice seeds for his farmland.


Savat's story

A father living in a rural village of the Moung Russey District of Battambang Province, Savat is aged 35 years and married with five children. For fifteen years, Savet has been working as motor taxi driver in the local area while his wife is a rice farmer. Together, they are able to earn about 40,000 KHR per day, and manage to save about 20,000 KHR each day after daily expenses. Insufficient working capital is the main challenge for his current business.

Savat is in his first loan with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. Now he is requesting a loan of 4,000,000 KHR. He will use this loan to buy fertilizer and rice seeds for his farmland and use a portion of it to spend on gasoline fees for water pumping. Savat hopes this loan will enable him to increase rice yields so as to improve his standard of living.



Loan details

Loan length:

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

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Loan details

Loan length:

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