A loan of $900 helped a member to buy fertilizer and pesticide for her farmland.


Phat's Group's story

Phat, 42, lives in a rural area of the Moung Russey district of Battambang province, Cambodia. She has three children, all of whom are dependent on her and they are in school. Rice farming and sugarcane planting on 2 hectares of farmland are the main sources of her family’s income, which Phat has been in for 10 years. To add up more income for the family, her husband also raises pigs in the local area. The current business earns her approximately 19,000 KHR per day and allows her to save about 10,000 KHR each day after daily expenses.

Phat has been a member of Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, for four loan cycles and completely paid back the past loan, which has improved her family's livelihood. Now she is leading her group of three to ask for a loan. Phat, who is the leader, will use her portion to buy fertilizer and pesticide for her farmland and use a portion of it to spend on labor costs. Phat hopes this loan will enable her to grow her rice fruitfully and timely so as to improve her standard of living and keep her children in school.

In this group: Phat, Pov, Mom
*not pictured



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: October 11, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: October 11, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia