A loan of $700 helped to buy a water pump.


Sophat's story

Sophat, 41, is married and resides in a rural village located in the Ponhea Krek district of Kampong Cham province, Cambodia. She has seven children, five of whom are dependents and still in school. Sometimes, her dependent children work for others for a fee to help their mother in supporting the family. She is a hard-working rice farmer who has been in this business for 22 years. She also supplements her income by growing vegetables for sale. The current business earns her about 28,000 KHR per day to feed her family members. She is wise in managing her earned income and can save about 15,000 KHR each day for future needs.

This is Sophat's first loan with Kiva's partner VisionFund. She is taking out a loan of 2,800,000 KHR with VisionFund to buy a water pump for her farming business. With this loan, she hopes to increase her current business so that she earns a larger income to improve her standard of living.



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: September 21, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia

Lenders and lending teams



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: September 21, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia