A loan of $675 helped a member to buy potash, insecticide and gasoline to pump water for her rice farm.


Sophea's Group's story

Sophea is a local farmer from Moung Russey District of Battambang Province. Rice farming is a common business in her neighborhood. She is a 31-year-old mother of three kids: one schoolchild and two little kids who are too young for schooling. For Sophea’s family, rice farming is the only income-generating business for the entire household to survive. Sophea has been in the business for 10 years. She is able to earn up to 15,300 riels (KHR) per day.

Sophea has been with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner) for five cycles including this cycle. Her past loans, that she has completely repaid, have kept up the good progress of her business. This cycle, she is the leader of a group consisting of two women. The total amount of the requested group loan is 2,600,000 KHR. Sophea is going to spend her portion of 1,400,000 KHR to buy potash, insecticide and gasoline to pump water for her rice farm. She hopes this loan will boost her crop on time and she will get a better yield than before.

In this group: Sophea, Nor



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