Nen, aged 36 years old, is married and lives her family in a village located in the Ponhea Krek district where crop farming is a common way to earn a living. She has four children, two of whom are still dependent on her. She earns a living through farming rice on 1.5 hectare of farmland and planting cassava on three hectares of farmland, of which two hectares is leased from others. She has been in this business for thirty-three years to support her family.
Nen has been with VisionFund for two loan cycles and she completely paid back the loans. After the two loan cycles, she has been able to feed her family sufficiently and afford decent clothing and she feels confident of making a living. With her current business, she can earn around 59,000 KHR per day to support her family. Now requesting a loan with VisionFund, she is going to use this loan to buy fertilizer for her farmland. With this loan, she hopes to increase crop yields and earn a larger income to improve her standard of living in the community.
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.