A loan of $975 helped a member to buy seed and insecticide, and to pay for harvesting costs on his farm.


Chork's Group's story

The 55-year-old father of five children, two of whom are in school, Chork is a local farmer residing in the Moung Russey district of Battambang province. He grows rice and sesame with the help from his wife in order to meet their daily living costs. He has been engaged in this business for 12 years and is able to earn up to 20,000 KHR per day. This is the fourth loan cycle for Chork with VisionFund, Kiva’s partner. The past loans helped him to manage his living in a proper way and gradually to build better support for his business. Now, he is part of a group of three. His two fellow group members are second-time borrowers. He is seeking a loan of 1,400,000 KHR, and each of them is applying for 1,200,000 KHR. As the leader, he is going to use his loan to pay for harvesting costs, to buy seed and insecticide, and to pay for labor fees. He hopes to harvest his cash crop on time and treble his yield, so that he can make a good living and replant his crop in season and maintain his living standards.

In this group: Chork, Kunthea, Na
*not pictured



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: December 21, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia

Lenders and lending teams



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: December 21, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia