A loan of $1,150 helped a member to buy fertilizer for her cultivated land and pay for labor to plow.

Touch's Group's story

Touch is 42 years old and married. She lives with her husband and three children in a rural area of the Srey Snom district of Siem Reap Province. All her children are still in school. To support her family, she and her husband grow rice, on three hectares of farmland. Having been in this business for ten years, they can earn about KHR 10,000 per day together, and they manage to save about KHR 5,000 each day after daily expenses.

Touch has been with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, for two cycles, while the other members have been with VisionFund either two or three cycles. Touch fully repaid her loans, and she has wisely used the previous loans to buy a tractor to help in her farming business. Now she is leading her group of five members to request a new loan. As the leader, she is going to use a portion of her share of the loan to buy fertilizer for her cultivated land and another portion to pay for labor to plow the field. Touch hopes to get a high yield from her farming business so she can improve her standard of living and keep her children in school.

In this group: Touch, Toeng, Poey, Samnang, Sopha

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