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A loan of $975 helped a member to buy potash and pesticide for her farmland.

Cheng's Group's story

Cheng is a farmer, residing in the Moung Russey district of Battambang province. She is married and has four children, two of whom still count on her because they are students in a local state school. Her main sources of income are one hectare of rice growing, and selling groceries. Besides helping on the farmland, her husband is a house builder. She has been with the current business for 10 years and is able to earn up to 33,300 KHR per day.

This is Cheng's fourth loan with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner). The past loan, which she has repaid completely, supported her living steadily. Since she is now in need of working capital for her business, she leads a group of three female members to apply for a new loan. She and one of her co-borrowers are seeking to borrow 1,400,000 KHR each, while the remaining group member is applying for 1,000,000 KHR. Cheng, the group leader, will use her loan portion to buy potash and pesticide for her farmland. She hopes that she can gain a higher yield than before, so that she can maintain a good living standard for her family.

In this group: Cheng, Yon, Rim

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