A loan of $825 helped a member to buy rice seeds for her farmland.


Rat's Group's story

Rat, 28, lives with her husband and four children in a rural village of the Moung Russey district of Battambang province, Cambodia. All of her children are dependent on her and still in school. She has struggled to feed and care for her children by farming rice on four-hectares of farmland. She has been in this business for ten years, while her husband is a fisherman. Together, they can earn about 20,000 KHR per day and manage to save about 12,000 KHR each day for the future.

Rat has been with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, for one cycle. She fully repaid the past loan, which helped her to better support her family with enough food. Now she is leading her group to ask for a loan. As the leader, she is going to use her portion to buy rice seeds for her farmland, and will use a portion of it to spend on plowing the field. She hopes to grow a healthy crop of rice and earn more to make a better living and keep her children in school.

In this group: Rat, Khatna, Soeng



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