Living in a rural area located in Kampong Cham province's Tbaung Khmum district, Kea is 40 years old and married with seven children who have their own employment to make their living. To feed her big family, she and her husband farm rice and also plant cassava as the main source of the family's income; they have been in this business for twenty-two years. Together, they can earn about US $6 per day from the current business and can save about US $2 each day after expenses.
Kea has been a member of VisionFund for two cycles already and she completely paid back the past loans, which have helped her family relieve financial burden and sustain the main business. Now, she is applying for another loan of US $1,000. She will use this loan to buy fertilizers for rice field and cassava plantation and use a portion of it to spend for labor. She hopes to gain more yields and increase her family's income to improve her family's lifestyle.
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.