A loan of $600 helped a member to buy fertilizers and insecticides for her farmland.

Ly's Group's story

Ly, aged 41 years, is a married mother of five children, four of whom are dependent on her and still in school. Her family lives in a rural village of the Moung Russey district of Battambang province. To support the family, she has been engaged in farming rice on 2 hectares of farmland and raising pigs. Having been in this business for 30 years, Ly is able to earn about 40,000 KHR (Cambodian riels) per day and can save about 20,000 KHR for future needs. Lack of working capital for buying fertilizer is the main challenge for her paddy field.

Ly has been with Kiva’s partner VisionFund for three loan cycles, while the other member is new to VisionFund this cycle. Ly successfully paid back the loans, which have helped her relieve her family’s burden and improve her livelihood.

Now, she is leading her group of two to apply for a loan. As the leader, she is going to use her portion to buy fertilizers and insecticides for her farmland and will use a portion of it to spend on buying pig feeds. Ly hopes to get a high crop yield from her paddy so as to make a better living and keep her children in school.

In this group: Ly, Chantha

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