A loan of $925 helped a member to purchase fertilizer.


Savath's Group's story

Savath, 34 years old, is a villager residing in a rural area of Battambang province’s Ek Phnom district in Cambodia. She is married and has three dependent kids, all of whom are school-aged children. To support the family, Savath works as a rice farmer while her husband works as a fisherman to complement the income. This industrious couple can earn approximately 27,000 KHR per day and saves around 9,000 KHR after canceling out the daily expenses.

This will be Savath’s eighth time requesting loan via VisionFund (Kiva’s partner). Savath stated that via the help that she received in the form of the previous loans she was able to improve her family’s lifestyle and sufficiently meet the family’s needs. Now she is leading a loan group of three female members to apply for a new loan with VisionFund in the amount of 1,200,000 KHR each. As a group representative, Savath will use her loan portion to support her rice-growing business by purchasing fertilizer and her husband’s business, fish-catching business, by purchasing fishing materials such as fish traps and cast nets.

This hard-working mother (Savath) has a dream of being able to run a new business, which is selling grocery items, in the hope of generating even more income to the family. This new requested loan portion will have a positive effect on her family’s living condition and family’s income. She will also be able to utilize the anticipated income to further her beloved kids’ education.

In this group: Savath, Tem, Nary



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