A loan of $1,025 helped to buy a mini-tractor to support his rice farming.


Sophy's story

Sophy is 33 years old and the only breadwinner in a family consisting of five children, some of whom are in school and some of whom are too young for schooling. To sustain his family, he does rice farming on three hectares of farmland as his main income and plants vegetables as a secondary source of income. His original loan with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner) was five loan cycles ago. He has repaid the past loan completely; this has helped him to better support his rice farm and returned him a good income to maintain his living. Now, he is applying for a new loan. He is going to use his loan to increase his savings to buy a mini-tractor for his rice farming business. He hopes this purchase will help him to grow his rice in a timely and productive manner.



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