A loan of $400 helped a member buy rice seeds and mango and jackfruit seedings.

Van's Group's story

Van, age 54, is a married mother of seven children. Nowadays, only four of her children are in school.

To deal with the daily food consumption, Van does rice farming and raises cows as the family’s core business. Besides the income from the agribusiness, she also get another source of income from her husband who is working as a village chief.

Van has been involved in her current business for 35 years, earning about 35,000 KHR per day. With VisionFund (Kiva’s partner), Van is in her sixth cycle loan, whereas her joint borrower is in her fourth cycle loan. The positive impact of her past loan has enabled Van to upgrade her lifestyle progressively and keep her kids in school.

For this new cycle, Van is seeking 600,000 KHR while her co-member is applying for 1,000,000 KHR. As a leader, she will spend her loan portion to buy rice seeds and mango and jackfruit seedlings to grow for additional income. She hopes that she can gain a good income from her business so that she can expand her business larger than before.

In this group: Van, Nga

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