Sam Ath is a 64-year-old mother who is married with five children: two of her children are dependents who work in the rice field and sell peanuts. Having earned a living as a rice farmer for 30 years, she supplements her income by selling peanuts and cakes. With her current business, she earns around 17 US dollars per day to feed her family.
Sam Ath has been with VisionFund since 2009. She successfully repaid her last loan with VisionFund. After two loan cycles, she is able to generate a regular income and have a good business. She will use this loan to buy an old motorbike for her business. She hopes that this loan will help her to increase her business and earn more income to improve her living standard and set aside some savings.
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.