Chork is aged 43 and a widowed mother. She lives in a rural village of Sa Ang district of Kandal province, Cambodia. She has three children, two daughters and one son, one of whom is still dependent on her and in school. To support her family as a single mother, she has been struggling to generate income growing paddy rice and planting cucumbers. She has been in this business for twenty-five years.
Chork has been with VisionFund for one cycle. After the first loan that she has repaid completely, she feels confident that she can improve her living conditions gradually. Now she is requesting a second loan of USD 1,000 to buy fertilizers for her rice field. Moreover, she is going to use a portion of it to buy cucumber seed and to build a trellis. She expects to earn more income, so she can keep her child 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.