A loan of $425 helped a member to pay for leasing fees, potash, and rice seed, and to buy gasoline for the farm.

Ruern's Group's story

Originally from Thmor Koul district of Battambang Province, Cambodia, Ruern is married and has two out of six children to cater for since they are still in school.

To struggle for a living, she does rice-cropping on hectares of leased farmland. Her husband also helps her on the rice farm and, sometimes, he works as a paid worker to supplement the family’s income. The main challenge for her business is the fruitless crop caused by the shortage of water supply.

Seeing this challenge, Ruern formed a group of three to apply for a loan in order to overcome this issue. Ruern, whose past loans have been repaid with success, is in the fourth cycle of loans with VisionFund Cambodia (Kiva’s partner). Her previous loan has maintained a standard of living for her family. Moreover, she is able to keep her two children in school.

Now, the total of her group loan is KHR 1,600,000. Ruern will use her loan portion, in amount of KHR 1,000,000, to pay for leasing fees, potash, and rice seed, and to buy gasoline to pump water for the crops. She hopes to earn more income for her family since she wants to see a bright future for her children, in terms of education, as well as to own a plot of rice farm.

In this group: Ruern, Lan, Ly

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