Mab is age 32 and is a married mother living in a rural village of Dambae district. She has two daughters who are students in the local public school. She and her husband struggle in making a daily income from their 1.5 hectare farmland and 1 hectare area where they grow rice and beans, respectively.
For the last several years, she has been engaged in this business and is able to earn almost 21,000 Cambodian riels (KHR) per day. This is her first loan cycle with Kiva's partner VisionFund. She is seeking 1,300,000 KHR. She will use this loan to buy fertilizer and to pay the plowing fee for her rice farm. She hopes to make more healthy rice so as maintain her living conditions.
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.