A loan of $575 helped a member to buy fertilizer and to pay wages to farm laborers.

Sok's Group's story

Sok, 57 years old, is a villager living in the Ek Phnom district in Cambodia’s Battambang province. She is married and blessed with two children, one of whom is a school-aged child (a son).

To make a living, Sok and her husband farm rice and plant beans. Sok’s husband also works as a fisherman to add more income to the family. Together, they are able to earn around 19,000 KHR daily and, after offsetting the daily cost of living, save approximately 7,000 KHR for future needs. This will be Sok’s fourth time requesting a loan via VisionFund (Kiva’s partner). The previous loans have enabled her to improve the family’s lifestyle.

She is now leading a female group member, who is a second-time borrower. They are taking out a loan in the amount of 1,000,000 KHR and 1,200,000 KHR respectively. The group leader, Sok, will spend some portion of her loan on buying fertilizer and paying wages to farm laborers. The other portion of the loan will be spent on buying cast nets and fish traps to support her husband’s fish-catching business. Via the help of this requested loan portion, Sok will be able to generate more income for the family and better support her family’s living conditions.

In this group: Sok, Saren

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