A loan of $625 helped a member to buy fertilizer and rice-seed.

Sarom's Group's story

Sarom resides in a rural village of Moung Russey district located in Battambang province in Cambodia. She is 44 years of age and a married mother of seven children, four (one daughter and three sons) of whom are dependent on her and currently in school. Sarom makes her living via farming rice on a two-hectare plot of farmland. Having been in this business for ten years, she is able to earn about 20,000 Cambodian riel (KHR) per day and save approximately 10,000 KHR after canceling out daily expenses. Sarom has been with VisionFund, Kiva's partner, for five loan cycles already. The previous loans have helped her relieve the burdens of her family and make the family's living standard so much better. Now she is in need of money to support her rice field, thus, Sarom is leading a group who has just been with VisionFund for the first time. They are taking out a loan in the amount of 2,400,000 KHR in total. With her requested loan portion, which is 1,400,000KHR, Sarom will utilize it to support her rice field by buying fertilizer and rice-seed. This industrious woman, Sarom, hopes that via the help of her loan portion she will be able to increase her crop yields as well as income so that she can use the anticipated income to keep her children in school and advance their education as far as possible.

In this group: Sarom, Roun

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