A loan of $500 helped a member to buy fertilizer and pesticides for her farmland.


Yi's Group's story

Originally from a rural area of the Moung Russey District in Battambang Province, Cambodia, Yi is 50 years old and married. She has six children, one of whom is dependent on her and still in school. She and her husband have struggled to feed their children by growing rice on five hectare of farmland. Having engaged in this business for thirty-five years, they are able to earn approximately 16,000 KHR per day, and they manage to save about 10,000 KHR each day after deducting daily expenses. Lacking capital to support the business is their main challenge.

Yi is in her first microloan with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. Now she is leading her group of two to request a loan of 1,000,000 KHR each. As the leader, she is going to use her portion to buy fertilizer and pesticides for her farmland. Yi hopes to grow her rice healthfully and timely so as to make a living better and keep her child in school.

In this group: Yi, Sokheng
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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: October 23, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia

Lenders and lending teams



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: October 23, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia