A loan of $550 helped a member to buy more plots of land.

Sopheoun's Group's story

A 31-year-old married woman named Sopheoun resides in a rural village of Moung Russey District in Battambang, Cambodia. She is blessed with a son who is too young to attend school. To continually support the family, Sopheoun and her husband have been farming rice on a two hectare plot of land and planting sesame on a hectare plot of land for five years. The current business can earn this hardworking couple around 22,000 riels (KHR) daily.

This will be Sopheoun’s second time requesting a loan via Kiva’s partner VisionFund. The previous loan has enabled Sopheoun to meet the family’s needs and better support the family. Now she would like to expand her current business by buying more plots of land. Thus, Sopheoun is leading a group of two to apply for a loan in the amount of 2,200,000 KHR in total. After receiving and using the loan portion as she plans, Sopheoun believes that she will be able to increase her productivity generating more income for the family. In the future, she is willing to send her only son to a good school.

In this group: Sopheoun, Sokhom

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