A loan of $200 helped a member to rent a rice harvesting machine.


Sophon's Group's story

Sophon, 29, lives in Kampong Cham province’s Tbaung Khmum district in Cambodia. She is married and blessed with a child who is still under her responsibility and too young for schooling. Sophon and her husband work as rice farmers in order to support the family. To earn additional income, Sophon works in a garment factory and her husband is a construction worker. This hard-working couple generates a daily income of approximately 18,000 KHR, of which they save about 6,000 KHR after offsetting the daily cost of living.

Sophon is the leader of a two-member group, both first-time borrowers with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner). They are applying for a loan of 400,000 KHR each. Sophon will use her portion of the loan to rent a rice harvesting machine to support her rice farming business by helping her to harvest rice on time.

In this group: Sophon, Yu Ang
*not pictured



Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Disbursed date: December 4, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia

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Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Disbursed date: December 4, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia