A loan of $1,050 helped a member to buy seeds and pesticides for her farmland.


Savon's Group's story

Living in a rural area located in the Ratanak Mondol district where crop farming is a common way to make a living, Savon, 50, is a married mother of five children, two of whom are dependent and still in school. The source of her family’s income is from farming on a one-hectare area of farmland and raising pigs while her husband also earns additional income by buying and selling garbage in local area. She and her husband have been in this business for ten years. The main challenge for her family’s business is the lack of working capital.

This is Savon's sixth loan with Kiva’s partner VisionFund. She successfully repaid the past loans which have helped her to relieve her family’s financial burden and support her children’s education. Now she can earn about 25,000 KHR per day and can save about 10,000 KHR each day for the future. With the need to support her business, she is now leading her group of four to request another loan with VisionFund. As the group leader, she will use her portion to buy seeds and pesticides for her farmland, as well as use a portion of it for land plowing. With this loan, Savon hopes to increase her crop yields so as to earn more income to improve her family’s lifestyle.

In this group: Savon, Samnang, Sreymom, Lan



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