A loan of $150 helped a member to build a latrine and improve the sanitary conditions of her family.

Sokun's Group's story

Sokun, aged 46 years, is married and resides in a rural area of Battambang province’s Bovel district in Cambodia. She is a mother of seven children, two (sons) of whom are school-aged children and still under her responsibility.

Sokun has a business farming rice to earn a living for her family. Having been in the current business for ten years, she can earn around KHR 8,000 daily and, after offsetting the daily cost of living, save approximately KHR 3,000 for future needs.

Sokun’s loan group (Sokun's Group) consists of three female members, all of whom are first-time borrowers with VisionFund Cambodia, Kiva’s partner. Sokun is leading her group to apply for a loan in the amount of KHR 200,000 each (KHR 600,000, collectively).

As a group representative, Sokun will spend her loan portion on building a latrine for the use of her family. Sokun hopes to create a healthier environment for her beloved family and to avoid unsanitary practices. Once a working latrine is properly installed, Sokun can also help to promote sanitation and hygiene practices in her community.

In this group: Sokun, Choum, Samphors

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