Originally from the Ponhea Krek district of Kampong Cham province, Cambodia, Soeurn is 61 years old. She is married with four children, three (two daughters and one son) of whom are still dependent on her for support and are helping the family’s businesses. Soeurn grows paddy rice as the main source of income and supplements her income via planting cassava, raising pigs, and working for others for a fee. She has been with these businesses for 20 years and is able to earn approximately KHR 62,700 per day.
As the latex from rubber trees always gets a high price, Soeurn plan to grow rubber trees to earn extra income. Therefore, she is applying for the first cycle loan with VisionFund in amount of KHR 4,000,000. She hopes to grow her rubber tree healthfully so that she can earn more income.
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.