A loan of $1,325 helped a member to expand and improve her farming business by purchasing fertilizer and rice seeds.

Khouch's Group's story

Khouch, 39 years old, is a villager in the Prey Chhor district in Cambodia’s Kampong Cham province. She is a mother of two children, both of whom are dependent on her and are still in school.

To support her family, Khouch farms rice, while her husband works a construction worker in the local area to earn additional income for the family. Having been in their businesses for 15 years, she and her husband are able to earn approximately 35,000 KHR per day from their current businesses to meet their family’s needs.

Khouch has been with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, for two loan cycles. Notably, she successfully repaid the prior loans, which enabled her to buy construction materials for her husband’s business and to support her children’s education.

Now she is leading her group of four to ask for another loan. Khouch, who is the group's leader, will use her portion of the requested loan to buy fertilizer and rice seeds for her farmland. She hopes that her crop yield will be substantial this year and will be sold for a good price, which would enable her to improve her family’s living conditions and to keep her children in school.

In this group: Khouch, Neang, Kimthen, Tharong

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