A loan of $250 helped a member to purchase fertilizer, pesticide, and seeds (rice and cassava).

Seng's Group's story

Seng, aged 43, is a villager residing in Dambae district located in Kampong Cham province in Cambodia. She is married and blessed with six lovely children, five (three daughters and two sons) of whom are students and still dependent on her. To offer a decent life for her family, she grows rice on a one-hectare plot of farmland and plants cassava on a two-hectare plot of farmland. Having been in this business for 20 years, Seng is able to earn around 54,000 KHR and manages to save approximately 25,000 KHR of this for future needs.

Seng has been with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner) for two loan cycles already with which she accomplished securing her family's food needs and, most importantly, keeping her beloved children in school which makes her feel so satisfied. Seng is leading a group of two female members who are each applying for a loan of 500,000 KHR.

The group leader, Seng, will use her loan portion to purchase fertilizer, pesticide, and seeds (rice and cassava) to support her farmland. She believes that her family’s livelihood as well as her family’s income will be gradually improved after receiving her loan portion and using it as she plans. She will also use the anticipated income to further advance her children’s education.

In this group: Seng, Somaly

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