A loan of $1,250 helped a member to buy fertilizer and pay for laborers’ fees.


Sophea's Group's story

Originally from a rural village of the Kampong Cham province’s Prey Chhor district, Sophea is a 35-year-old mother of two dependent children, both of whom are in school. To support her children Sophea has been farming rice and cassava for fifteen years while her husband has been working locally to earn more money. Together, they can earn about 20,000 KHR and save about 5,000 KHR of it each day for future needs. Drought is the main challenge to her farm work.


Sophea’s group consists of five female members who live in the same village. This will be her first loan with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. As leader of her group, she is applying for a loan that will come to 1,000,000 KHR each.


Sophea is going to use her portion of the loan to buy fertilizer and pay for laborers’ fees for her farm. She hopes her crop yield will become more profitable so as to make a better living and keep her child in school.

In this group: Sophea, Rey, Sarat, Sophan, Mom



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