A loan of $500 helped a member to purchase fertilizer and to pay for the cost of labor.


Rem's Group's story

Rem is 22 years old and resides in Battambang province’s Moung Russey district in Cambodia. She is married and a mother of two daughters, both of whom are under her responsibility and too young for schooling. To offer a decent life for the family, Rem has been farming rice, planting beans, and sesame for five years. Rem’s husband also assists in the family’s business and works one more job, which is a paid worker, to complement the family’s income. Each day, this hard-working couple is able to earn around 15,000KHR and save about 9,000KHR after canceling out the daily expenses. To help keep her business in good shape, Rem is leading a loan group of two female members who both are first-time borrowers with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner) to take out a loan in the amount of 1,000,000KHR each. As a group leader, Rem will use her loan portion to purchase fertilizer and to pay for the cost of labor. After receiving and wisely using her requested loan portion, Rem believes that she can strengthen her farming business, generating more income for the family. She is also willing to use the anticipated income to move her family ahead and send her beloved kids to school in the future.

In this group: Rem, Khom



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