A loan of $525 helped to buy fertilizers and pesticides for her cassava-growing business.


Thy's story

Thy is a 34-year-old farmer who lives with her husband and three children in a rural area of the Dambae district of Kampong Cham province, Cambodia. All of her children are still in school.

Thy grows cassava on five hectares of farmland. Having been in this business for fourteen years, she is able to earn about 54,000 KHR per day and manages to save about 20,000 KHR each day, after offsetting for daily expenses.

This is Thy’s first loan with Kiva’s Field Partner, VisionFund. She is applying for a loan of 2,000,000 KHR. Thy wants to use this loan to buy fertilizers and pesticides for her cassava-growing business. With the loan she hopes to grow her cassava timely and fruitfully so as to sell it for a good price in order to improve her living conditions and keep her children in school.



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: October 18, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: October 18, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia