A loan of $700 helped a member to buy fertilizer for her farmland.

Sophal's Group's story

Originally from a rural village located in the Ek Phnom district of Battambang province, Sophal is 38 years old and married. She has four children, two of whom are dependents and still in school in the local area. She and her husband earn a living by farming rice as the main source of the family’s income and sometimes they work for others for a fee. Having been in this business for ten years, she can earn about KHR 55,000 per day and can save about KHR 10,000 each day for future needs.

Sophal has been a member of Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, for three loan cycles already and she completely repaid her past loans, which have helped her relieve her family's burden and improve their livelihood. Sophal is now leading her group of two to request a loan of 1,400,000 KHR each. As the leader, she is going to use her portion to buy fertilizer for her farmland and use a portion of it to spend on paying labor costs for harvesting rice. She hopes to increase her crop yields and earn a larger income to improve her living conditions.

In this group: Sophal, Rum

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