A loan of $1,000 helped to buy fertilizers and pesticides for her farmland.

Mao's story

Mao, 46 years old, is married and lives with her family in a rural area located in the Thmor Koul district of Battambang province. She is a mother of seven children, three of whom are dependent on her and still in school.

She earns a living through farming rice, which she had been doing for several years while her husband catches fishes to earn additional income for the family. Together, she and her husband can earn about US $14 per day from the current business and is able to save about US $4 each day for the future.

Mao is in her first client cycle with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. Now she is applying for a loan. She is going to use her loan to buy fertilizers and pesticides for her farmland. She hopes this loan will enable her to grow her rice healthfully and timely so as to improve her family’s living conditions.

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