Lei, age 40, is married and has four children. One of her children is working at a rice field. To earn a living, she has been farming a rice field for 20 years in a rural area of Ponhea Krek district. She also plants cassava to generate additional income. She can earn approximately two dollars per day to feed her family.
This is her first loan with VisionFund. She will use this loan to buy cassava trees and pay for laborers for her plantation. With this loan, she hopes to grow more cassava and earn more income for her family.
About VisionFund Cambodia
VisionFund Cambodia is a Christian organization and microfinance institution that provides small loans and other financial services to improve the lives of children, empower poor women and their families, and grow successful businesses. The organization works primarily in rural parts of Cambodia and has distinguished itself by targeting the very poor who require smaller loan sizes, regardless of religious beliefs, gender or ethnic background.
Kiva lenders’ funds will help the organization to expand into the northeastern provinces of the country, which have historically been underserved and difficult to reach with financial services.