A loan of $700 helped to buy rice seeds, fertilizer, gasoline, and to pay for plowing.


Som's story

Som lives in the Battambang Province's Thmor Koul district, where rice farming is the common primary business to generate income for the villagers, as well as for Som. She is 30 years old and is a mother of two schoolchildren. She and her husband grow rice in order to support the entire family. During their free time, the couple catches fish and works for others for a fee for additional income. She has been involved in this business for 10 years.

Som, who has never been with VisionFund (Kiva's partner) before, is requesting a new loan cycle as a first-time borrower. She will spend her loan on purchasing rice seed, fertilizer, gasoline and to pay for plowing. She hopes to increase the output, so she can also earn more profit in order to keep her children in school until tertiary level, as well as to improve her living conditions.



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