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


Orn's Group's story

Orn, 45 years old, lives in a rural area of Moung Russey district in Cambodia's Battambang province. She is married and a mother of four children, one (a daughter) who is dependent on her and currently in school. To make a living, Orn works as a rice farmer on a two-hectare plot of farmland while her husband supplements the income by working as a paid worker. Together, they are able to earn 24,000 KHR daily and manage to save approximately 18,000 KHR after offsetting the daily cost of living. This will be Orn's fourth time requesting a loan via VisionFund (Kiva's partner). The previous loans have enabled her to secure her family's finances. Orn is now leading a female group member who is a first-time borrower to take out loans in the amount of 1,400,000 KHR and 1,000,000 KHR respectively. As a group representative, Orn will spend her loan portion on covering the cost of labor and also spend a small portion of the loan on covering the cost of transportation to join her child's wedding in Phnom Penh (the capital city of Cambodia), as well as helping to celebrate the wedding party. Via the help of this loan portion, Orn believes that her rice will be harvested on time and is able to successfully help her child celebrate their wedding.

In this group: Orn, Chom
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