A loan of $1,000 helped to buy fertilizer for her farmland and garbage for her husband's business of buying and reselling trash.

Sothy's story

Originally from a rural village of the Battambang province’s Thmor Koul district, Sothy is a 28-year-old mother of three dependent children. Two of her children are in school, while the remaining one is too young for school. To support her children, Sothy has been farming rice for three years. Her husband has been buying and selling garbage in the local area, to supplement the income for the family. Insufficient working capital to buy fertilizer to apply to her rice paddy is the main challenge for Sothy's farming business.

Sothy received her first loan three cycles ago, and she completely repaid the loans to Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. With the loans from VisionFund, she has been able to better support her living. Now she is applying for another loan of $1,000 US. Sothy will use part of this loan to buy fertilizer for her farmland, and part of it to spend on buying garbage to resell. She hopes to increase her family’s income, to raise their living standard and keep her children in school.

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details