A loan of $500 helped a member to buy sugarcane seeds.


Samath's Group's story

Samath is 34 years of age and married. She and her family reside in a rural village of Tbaung Kmum district in Cambodia’s Kampong Cham province. Samath has three daughters and one son, all of whom are under her responsibility. To make a living, she plants sugarcane and works for others as a paid worker. Samath’s husband also assists in the sugarcane-planting business, which is managed by his wife, and he works one more job as a teacher in order to supplement the family’s income. Together, they are able to earn approximately 20,000KHR per day and save around 5,000KHR after canceling out the daily cost of living. Samath is leading a loan group of two female members who are both first-time borrowers with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner) to take out a loan in the amount of 1,000,000KHR each. With the requested loan portion, Samath will buy sugarcane seeds. Via the help of this loan, Samath expects to see a boost in her income as well as an improvement in her family’s livelihood.

In this group: Samath, Sreymom
*not pictured



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details