A loan of $1,000 helped buy fertilizer, insecticides, and pig feed.

Sokheng's story

Sokheng, 49, is a farmer in a rural village in Battambang province’s Kam Rieng district in Cambodia. She has six children, four of whom are dependent on her and they are still in school in the local area.

Sokheng has been raising pigs and cows for four years. Besides this, Sokheng also grows various kinds of vegetables such as cabbages, lettuce and chilies, etc. on two hectares of farmland to earn additional income for the family. The current business earns her approximately US$ 13 per day and she manages to save about US$ 6 each day after offsetting daily expenses.

This is the first loan cycle for Sokheng with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. She is applying for a loan of US$ 1,000. She is going to utilize this loan to buy fertilizer and insecticides for her plantation and use a portion of it to spend on pig feed for nourishing her pigs. Sokheng hopes to get a high yield from her plantation business and also hopes to fatten her pigs so as to keep up a good progress of her lifestyle.

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