A loan of $600 helped a member to purchase fertilizer and to cover the cost of labor.

Kong's Group's story

Kong is a villager residing in a rural village in the Ek Phnom District in Cambodia's Battambang province. She is 32 years of age and married with three dependent kids, some of whom are currently in school. Kong and her husband work as rice farmers to make a living. To add more income to the family, Kong’s husband also works as a paid worker. Together, this industrious couple earns around 21,000 riels (KHR) per day and manages to save approximately 8,000 KHR after canceling out the daily expenses.

Kong, a six time borrower with Kiva’s partner VisionFund, is leading a group whose other member is also a sixth time borrower. They are taking out a new loan with VisionFund in the amount of 1,400,000 KHR and 1,000,000 KHR respectively. The group leader, Kong, states that the help she has already received in the form of previous loans has enabled her to accomplish so many things: building a house and improving the family's lifestyle. Now Kong will use her new requested loan portion to support her rice-growing business by purchasing fertilizer and covering the cost of labor. This hardworking Kong would love to dedicate the effort that she has put into her work to moving the family ahead and, most importantly, sending all her children to good schools.

In this group: Kong, Theoun

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