A loan of $500 helped a member to buy fertilizer.

Phalla's Group's story

Phalla is a citizen residing in Kandal province’s Kandal Stoeng district in Cambodia. She is a 32-year-old married woman with three children, one (a son) of whom is dependent on her and currently in school. Phalla earns her living through farming rice and raising pigs, the businesses in which she has been involved for more than 10 years, earning around 26,000 KHR per day and saving approximately 13,000 KHR after offsetting her daily cost of living. Phalla, a seventh-cycle client with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner), is leading a group member who is just a first-cycle client to apply for a loan in the amount of 1,000,000 KHR each. The previous loans that the group leader, Phalla, already received and successfully paid back have enabled her to send the dependent son to school and improve the family’s livelihood. Now with her requested loan portion, Phalla will buy fertilizer to support her rice field with part of her loan. The rest of her loan will be used to buy pig feed and cover household expenses. Phalla’s hope in the future is that her current businesses, rice growing and pig raising, will run smoothly so that she can boost her income and save some of the profit to keep her son in school.

In this group: Phalla, Sopheap

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