A loan of $1,000 helped to buy more fermented fish to sell.


Saroen's story

A villager from a rural area located in the Thmor Koul district of Battambang province, Saroen is 43-years-old and married. She has four children, two of whom are her dependents and still in school. The primary sources of her family’s income are from buying and selling fermented fish in the local area while her husband is a taxi-driver to earn additional income for the family.

She has been with VisionFund for four years. This is the first micro loan for Saroen with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. She is requesting a loan of $1,000. With this loan, she is going to use it as a working capital to support her business by buying more fermented fishes to sell. She hopes to earn a large income from the current business so as to make a better living and keep her children in school.



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