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


Soern's story

Soern, 29, is married and has two children; she resides with her family in a rural village of the Kror Kor district of Pursat province. Both of her children are dependent and still in school. To feed the family, she has been farming rice and weaving mats for several years. Her husband catches fish and raises pigs locally, to gain more income to better support the family. Together, they can earn about 11,000 KHR per day and can save about 5,000 KHR each day for future needs. Lack of working capital is the main challenge for Soern's business.

Soern has been with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, for one loan cycle and completely paid back the past loan. It helped her to better support her family. Now she is applying for a new loan with VisionFund, in the amount of 2,000,000 KHR. Soern will use this loan to buy fertilizer for her farmland. She hopes the fertilizer will enable her to harvest more rice, to increase her family’s income and make a better living.



Loan details

Loan length:

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

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Loan details

Loan length:

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