A loan of $625 helped a member to purchase fertilizer and rice seed for her rice field.


Yern's Group's story

Yern, 44 years old, is a villager residing in a rural area of Ek Phnom district in Battambang province, Cambodia. She is a widow and also a mother of two dependent children, both of whom are students.

This hard-working, single mother works many jobs to earn a living for the family. She farms rice, raises chickens, and works for others as a paid worker. Each day, she is able to earn around KHR 28,000 and save approximately KHR 8,000, after offsetting the daily cost of living.

This will be Yern’s fourth time requesting a loan via VisionFund Cambodia (Kiva’s partner). Yern succeeded in making the family’s lifestyle better with the help of the previous loans. Now she is leading Yern's Group, a loan group of three female members, to take out a loan in the cumulative amount of KHR 2,500,000.

As a group representative, Yern will spend her loan portion on purchasing fertilizer and rice seed to support her rice field. With the help of this new, requested loan, Yern believes that her rice-growing business will provide her with a good quality crop yield, so that she can earn more income for the family and use the anticipated income to support her children’s education.

In this group: Yern, Sareout, Somnang



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