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


Soum's Group's story

Soum, 48, is a citizen living in Battambang province’s Ek Phnom district. She is married and blessed with four children, one (a daughter) of whom is still under her responsibility and is currently in school. To make a living, Soum works as a rice farmer and a paid worker. Her husband works as a construction worker to complement their income. Together, this hardworking couple can earn approximately 40,000KHR per day and save around 13,000KHR after canceling out daily expenses.

Soum has been with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner) for two loans cycles already, with which she succeeded in making her family’s livelihood better. She is now leading a loan group of two female members to take out a new loan with VisionFund in the amount of 1,200,000KHR each. As the group's representative, Soum will utilize her loan portion to purchase fertilizer and to cover the costs of labor. Soum hopes to attain better living conditions after receiving the loan portion and wisely using it.

In this group: Soum, Sophea



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