A loan of $500 helped a member to buy more rice to sell.

Saren's Group's story

Saren, 49 years of age, resides in a rural village in the Sangke district of Cambodia’s Battambang province. She is married and has four children, one (daughter) of whom is under her responsibility and currently in school. Saren has a business buying and selling rice. She is able to earn around 85,000 KHR daily through her business, of which she saves approximately 14,000 KHR for future needs after paying her daily expenses.

Saren is the leader of a loan group of two female members, both first-time borrowers with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner). They are taking out a loan of 1,000,000 KHR each. Saren will use her portion of the loan to buy more rice to sell. After receiving the requested loan, Saren believes that she can gain more profit for the family and use the anticipated profit to further advance her school-aged daughter's education and to improve the family’s livelihood.

In this group: Saren, Sareoun
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