A loan of $600 helped a member to buy more grocery items for his wife’s business.

Sokhom's Group's story

Sokhom, 55, is married with three children. His family lives in a house with a thatch roof located in Kandal province’s Kandal Stoeng district. The main sources of his family’s income are working as a motor-taxi driver in the village, while his wife sells grocery items. Sokhom and his wife have been running their business for five years, earning about 15,000 KHR (Cambodian riels) per day, and he is able to save about 3,000 KHR each day after deducting daily expenses.

Sokhom’s group consists of four members who live in the same village. He received his first loan with Kiva’s partner VisionFund four loan cycles ago and has effectively used it to sustain his family’s business, support his family’s needs and save some money from the earnings for the future.

Sokhom is now leading his group to ask for a loan of 600,000 KHR each. As the leader, he is going to use his portion to buy more grocery items for his wife’s business. He hopes this loan will enable his family to earn more income from the current business so as to make a better living.

In this group: Sokhom, Thach, Mao, Sokoun

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