A loan of $1,225 helped a member to purchase fertilizer and pesticide and run a piglet raising business.

Heang's Group's story

Heang is a villager residing in a rural village of Srey Snom District located in Cambodia’s Siem Reap Province. She is a 60-year-old widow with five children, two of whom (a daughter and a son) are dependent on her and still in school.

Heang makes her living out of agriculture, i.e. farming rice. Having been involved in the current business for more than 35 years, she is able to earn around 20,000 KHR per day.

Heang has already been with Kiva’s partner VisionFund for three loan cycles, with which she succeeded in increasing her productivity. Now, she is leading a loan group of four female members to apply for a loan in the amount of 4,800,000 KHR in total.

As a group representative, Heang will use some of her requested loan portion of this loan to purchase fertilizer and pesticide. The other portion of the loan will be spent on running a new business, which is buying piglets to raise. Via the help of her loan portion, Heang believes that she will be able to secure food needs for her family and keep her beloved children in school as long as possible.

In this group: Heang, Sob, Seout, Roun

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