Pheap is 42 years old, widowed with two dependent children who are still in school. They assist her on the farm during their spare time. She has been farming her rice field as a primary source of income for about 25 years in a village located in the Ponhea Krek district. She supplements her income by raising pigs. She manages to earn less than 5 U.S. dollars per day.
With her current business, she is requesting her first loan with VisionFund. She will use this loan to buy more piglets for her pig raising business. She hopes to generate more income from this business and make a better living and also keep her children in school.
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.