A loan of $675 helped a member to buy fertilizers and insecticides for her cultivated land.

Sek's Group's story

Sek, aged 55, is a widowed mother of three children, two of whom are dependent on her and still in school. Her family lives in a rural village of the Dambae district of Kampong Cham province. To feed her children, she has been engaged in planting cassava and cashews on five hectares of farmland. Having been in this business for 30 years, Sek is able to earn about 60,000 KHR (Cambodian riels) per day and can save about 30,000 KHR of this for future needs.

Sek has been with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, for one loan cycle, while the other members of her group have been with VisionFund for from one to two loan cycles. Sek successfully repaid her previous loan which helped her to relieve her family’s financial burden and improved her livelihood. Now, she is leading her group of three to apply for a loan. As the leader, Sek is going to use her portion to buy fertilizers and insecticides for her cultivated land. She hopes to get a high crop yield from her plantation so she can make a better living and keep her children in school.

In this group: Sek, Proeng, Ourr

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