A loan of $475 helped a member to buy bamboo for producing handmade fans and baskets, and potash for her farmland.

Sokhom's Group's story

Sokhom, 48, is living in a village located in Banteay Meanchey province. She is married and has seven children. Currently, her main sources of income are her handicraft business (handmade fans and baskets) and rice cultivation. She has 24 years of experience in the current business, in which she is able to earn about 30,000 KHR per day.

Sokhom has been with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner) for ages, having joined at least six loan cycles ago. She has repaid her previous loan with success and it has better supported her business, as well as her lifestyle, in a gradual manner. Moreover, she is able build a new house for her kids.

Now, she forms a group of two, to apply for a new loan. She is seeking the amount of 800,000 KHR and her co-borrower is taking 1,000,000 KHR. As a group leader, Sokhom will use her loan portion to buy bamboo for producing her handmade products, and potash for her farmland. She hopes to earn more income and uplift her living in a good shape.

In this group: Sokhom, Savy

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