A loan of $750 helped a member to buy fertilizers and pesticides for her farmland.


Kimchoern's Group's story

A resident from a rural village of the Prey Chhor district, Kimchoern is a 38-year-old widow. The main source of her family’s income is from rice farming on one hectare of farmland. Kimchoern has been a rice farmer for 18 years. With her current business, she can earn about 16,000 KHR per day and manage to save about 6,000 KHR each day, after daily living expenses. Insufficient water supply is the main challenge for her rice paddy. Kimchoern’s group consists of three members, all of them women. Kimchoern is in her second loan cycle with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. The past loan, which she successfully repaid, supported her family’s living conditions. Now she is leading her group to request a new loan. Kimchoern, the group leader, will use her portion of the loan to buy fertilizers and pesticides for her farmland. Kimchoern hopes this loan will enable her to increase her income, so as to improve her standard of living.

In this group: Kimchoern, Ang , Chanthou
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