A loan of $1,300 helped a member to buy fertilizers for her farmland and buy fabric for her tailoring business.


Saly's Group's story

Originally from a rural village of the Moungkol Borey district of Banteay Meanchey province, Saly is a 57-year-old widowed mother of seven children, two of whom (one daughter and one son) are dependents and still in school. Rice farming has been the main source for her family’s income for thirty years. To add to the income, Saly also works as a tailor in the local area. The current businesses earn her approximately 30,000KHR per day and she manages to save about 10,000KHR each day after deducting daily expenses. The main challenge for her family’s business are the low crop yields resulting from flooding.

Saly’s group consists of five members who live in the same village and she is in her sixth cycle with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. She has completely paid back the past loans, which have helped her better support her family with enough food. Now leading her group to apply for a loan, Saly, who is the leader, will use her portion to buy fertilizers for her farmland and use a portion of it to buy fabrics for her tailoring business. Saly hopes to increase her crop yields so as to make a living better and keep her children in school.

In this group: Saly, Volak, Sithen, Sokhon, Seang
*not pictured



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: September 25, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: September 25, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia