A loan of $1,000 helped to buy wood for building a decent house.

Thavy's story

Originally from the Bavel district of Battambang Province, Cambodia, Thavy is aged 39 years and married. She is the mother of five children, four of whom are her dependents and still in school. To make a living, Thavy has been working as a rice farmer in her local area for several years, while her husband works for others for a wage. She is able to earn about 40,000 KHR per day from the current business, and she can save about 15,000 KHR each day, after daily living expenses.

Thavy has been with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, for two loan cycles. She completely paid back the prior loans. She successfully used them to support her family with sufficient food, as well as to pay for her children’s education. Now she is applying for a loan of US$1,000. She will use part of this loan to buy wood for building a decent house, and part of it to buy household supplies. Through this loan, Thavy hopes to have a decent house for living in, which will improve her standard of living.

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