A loan of $600 helped a member buy insecticides and fertilizer.


Bopha's Group's story

Bopha is 56 years old. She is married and resides with her husband and one child (daughter) in a rural village in Battambang province’s Moung Russey district. Her daughter is still in school.

Rice farming and sesame growing are the primary sources of her family’s income. She has been in this business for ten years. Bopha’s daily income is approximately 30,000 KHR and she can manage to save about 10,000 KHR each day after offsetting daily expenses. The scarcity of working capital is the main challenge for supporting her farming business.

Bopha has been with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, for one cycle and has fully paid back the past loan. She has successfully and wisely utilized the previous loan to secure food needs for her family and also to support her family with enough household supplies for consumption. Now Bopha is leading her group of two to request another loan. She is going to use her portion to buy insecticides and fertilizer for her farmland.

Bopha hopes to grow her rice and sesame successfully and increase a large income to better off her family’s living condition and keep her daughter in school.

In this group: Bopha, Tha
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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: September 18, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: September 18, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia