A loan of $400 helped a member to buy fertilizer.


Siem's Group's story

A 48-year-old, Siem is a villager who lives in a rural area of Pursat province’s Kror Kor district in Cambodia. She is married and a mother of eight children, four (three daughters and a son) of whom are dependent on her and currently in school. To offer a decent life to the family, Siem and her husband have been working as rice farmers for more than twenty years. To supplement the income, Siem also has a business raising pigs. Each day, Siem and her husband can earn around 11,000 KHR and save approximately 4,000 KHR after taking out the daily cost of living. Siem, a second-time borrower with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner), is leading a group member who also is a second-time borrower to take out a new loan of an amount of 800,000 KHR each. The group leader Siem states that the previous loan has enabled her to guarantee food needs and better support the family. This time, Siem will spend her loan portion on buying fertilizer to help keep her rice field in good shape. After receiving and wisely using the loan, Siem highly believes that her rice field will provide her with a good-quality crop so that she can boost her income and better support her beloved kids’ education.

In this group: Siem, Nok
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