A loan of $1,700 helped a member to purchase pig feed.


Loek's Group's story

Loek is 42 years old and a villager living in a rural village of Battambang province’s Ek Phnom district, Cambodia. She is married and a mother of three dependent children, all of whom are school-aged children. Loek offers a decent life for her family by raising pigs while her husband complements the income by working as a rice farmer and a fisherman. Together, they are able to earn around 75,000KHR per day and manage to save approximately 14,000KHR after offsetting the daily cost of living. This will be Loek’s seventh time requesting loan via Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. The previous loans have enabled her to better support her family and improve the family’s living condition as well. Now, Loek is leading a loan group of five female members, who all have been with VisionFund before and successfully paid back their previous loans, to take out a loan in the amount of 6,800,000KHR in total. As a group representative, Loek will spend her loan portion (1,400,000KHR) to support her pig-raising business by purchasing pig feed and to support her husband’s rice-growing business by purchasing fertilizer and pesticide. After receiving the loan portion and effectively using it, Loek highly believes that she and her husband can smoothly run the business, generating more income for the family. This industrious woman (Loek) would love to use the income to move her family ahead and, most importantly, keep her beloved children in school.

In this group: Loek, Heab, Pech, Tou, Thea
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