A loan of $1,200 helped a member to buy fertilizer and pesticide and to pay for land plowing.

Chetra's Group's story

Chetra is living in the Dambae district of Kampong Cham province. She is a 41-year-old farmer and the mother of nine children. Currently, eight of the children are dependent on her, and two are going to school. Chetra struggles to earn a living for the family by planting cassava, which she has done for about 23 years. Unfortunately, the agribusiness makes an average income for the whole family of only 30,600 KHR per day.

This is the second cycle for Chetra with Kiva’s partner VisionFund. She repaid the past loan completely, and it has allowed her to improve her family situation. Now, she leads a group of four members to apply for a total loan amount of 4,800,000 KHR. Chetra's portion will be 1,300,000 KHR. As the loan is granted, she plans to use some of it to buy fertilizer and pesticide. Also, she will use the loan to play for land plowing and labor to collect the yield. She hopes that she will get a higher yield than before so that she will be able to upgrade the lifestyle of her family.

In this group: Chetra, Phan, Pen, You

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