A loan of $1,500 helped to buy fertilizers for her farmland.

Simas's story

Originally from a rural village located in the Dambae district of Kampong Cham province, Simas is 45 years old and married. She has eight children, six of whom are dependents and still in school in the local area. She and her husband earn a living by planting cassava on four hectares of farmland as the main source of the family’s income. Having been in this business for several years, she can earn about US $26 per day and can save about US $14 each day for future needs.

Simas has been a member of Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, for two loan cycles already and she completely repaid her past loans, which have helped her relieve her family's burden and improve their livelihood. Simas is satisfied with the past loans and is now applying for another loan of US $1,500. She wants to use this loan to buy fertilizers for her farmland and to spend on farm labor. She hopes to increase her crop yields and earn a larger income to improve her living conditions.

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