A loan of $375 helped a member to buy fertilizer, pesticide, and rice-seed.

Sambo's Group's story

Sambo is a 28-year-old resident in a rural village of Moung Russey district located in Battambang province in Cambodia. She is married and is a mother of two daughters and one son, all of whom are her responsibility and currently in school. This hard-working woman, Sambo, earns a living for her family by farming rice on a five-hectare farm. Having been in this business for ten years, Sambo is able to earn around 14,000 KHR daily to cover her expenses and to save some portion for future needs. Sambo has been with VisionFund, Kiva’s partner, for two loan cycles already, with which she succeeded in making the livelihood of her family so much better.

Now, she is leading a group member who is with VisionFund for the first time to take out a loan in the amount of 1,000,000 KHR and 500,000 KHR respectively. With her loan portion, Sambo will buy fertilizer, pesticide, and rice-seed to apply to her farmland. Via the help of this loan, the group leader Sambo strongly believes that her rice field will provide a good-quality crop so that she can sell it for greater profit, generating more income for the family. She is also willing to use the anticipated income to support her children’s schooling.

In this group: Sambo, Borey

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