Eaem is 51 years old and married. He is a father of seven children living in a rural area of the Sampov Meas district of Pursat Province. Six out of his seven children are still living with him; some of them have their own employment and some are still in school. He is the main source of the family's income with his wife, farming two hectares of farmland growing paddy rice, the business that they have been with for 13 years. They also use their spare time for raising a pig to generate additional income. Both businesses earn them about 18,000 KHR.
Eaem has been with VisionFund for one cycle. He has managed to his loan successfully so as to better support his household and business especially in purchasing fertilizer for boosting the productivity for his cash crop and to buy more pigs to raise. Now, he is seeking a new loan in the amount of 1,200,000 KHR to buy more piglets and fertilizer for his farmland. He hopes to gain more yield from his crop husbandry and have a lot of fat pigs so he can make more income to maintain his family.
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.