A loan of $1,025 helped to buy fertilizer for her crops.


Sophea's story

Sophea, a 30-year-old married mother, lives in a rural area of the Ponhea Krek district of Kampong Cham province, Cambodia. She has two children to take care of, and they are in school.

To make a living, she has been farming rice and planting peppers for three years, and she also makes and sells grocery items in the village. Her family's income is about 32,000 KHR per day and Sophea can manage to save about 15,000 KHR each day after offsetting daily expenses.

Sophea has been with VisionFund for one cycle and successfully paid back the past loan, which has helped her improve her family's living conditions. Now she is applying for a loan of 4,000,000 KHR. With this loan, she is going to buy fertilizer for her plantation business. She hopes to grow her pepper and rice more healthfully and fruitfully so as to sell them for a good price to improve her standard of living and keep her children in school.



Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: October 10, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia

Lenders and lending teams



Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: October 10, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia