A loan of $325 helped a member to pay for labor to help her with the rice harvest.


Sok's Group's story

Sok is aged 50 years, and she is a widowed mother of seven children, one of whom is dependent and still in school. Her family lives in a rural area of the Tbaug Khmum district, Kampong Cham province, Cambodia. She has been struggling to feed her family by farming rice and cassava for 32 years. She is able to earn approximately 16,000 KHR per day, and she can save about 6,000 KHR each day, after daily living expenses. Sok has been with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, for four loan cycles, while the other member of Sok's Group is just with VisionFund this cycle. The past loans, which Sok fully repaid, have relieved her family’s burdens and improved their livelihood. Now Sok is leading her group of two to ask for a loan. As the leader, she is going to use her portion of the loan to pay for labor to help her harvest her rice. Sok hopes to get a high crop yield from her cultivated land, so as to better her living conditions.

In this group: Sok, Sokmao
*not pictured



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: November 8, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: November 8, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia