Hurng, aged 39, is a married father of four children, three of whom are dependent on him. Two of his dependent children are still in primary school. He and his wife sell fish paste, grilled fish, and dried fish to make a living in a rural village of the Ek Phnom district. He also earns extra income as a motor taxi driver. He has been in his primary business for almost eight years. The main challenge for his family is the lessened demand for his product.
This is the fifth loan with Kiva's field partner, VisionFund, and he successfully paid back the past loans, which have helped his family increase business and the family's income. With a good business, he is requesting a loan with VisionFund. He will use this loan to buy more fish for his business. He hopes to increase his business and make a living better and keep his 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.