Age 30, Kasor is the mother of two dependent children who are too young to go to school. She lives with her husband and children in a village located in the Sa Ang district. She sells food in the village while her husband is a construction builder. She has been in this business for almost 30 years to support her family. Sometimes, they work for others to gain additional income.
Kasor has been with VisionFund for two cycles and completely repaid the loans with VisionFund. The loans have enabled her to increase family's income and afford sufficient food to eat. She now can earn up to US$18 from her current business and is able to save around US$6 each day. Now requesting another loan of US$700 with VisionFund, she plans to use the loan to buy more construction materials such as sand, metal, cement etc. and use a portion to increase her food business. She hopes to increase her business to earn more income and send her two children to school when they are at school age.
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.