Lim is a 25-year-old divorced mother of one son residing in the Ponhea Krek district of Kampong Cham province. To raise her son alone, she needs to work on her rice farm, which is her own business, as well as at the rubber plantation, where she is a paid worker, to generate income. Additionally, she plants rubber tree seedlings for extra income.
She has been with her farming business for 3 years. For this cycle, she is a second-time borrower with Kiva partner VisionFund. After the first loan that she has paid back, she feels confident that she can maintain a standard of living for her son.
Now, her new requesting amount is 4,000,000 Cambodia Riels (KHR). She will use this loan to buy an additional plot of land to expand her paddy rice growing business. She hopes that this loan will enable her to grow her rice timely and sell for a high price so that she can increase her income for her son's sake.
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.