Originally from a village of Kandal province’s Kandal Stoeng district, Nen is 43 years old and married with six children, four of whom are dependents and help support the family’s business. The other children have their own employment. For more than ten years, Nen and her husband have been farming rice as the primary source of the family’s income to make a living and they can earn about $6 per day, managing to save about $3 each day for their future needs.
Nen has been a member of VisionFund for one cycle already and she wisely and successfully used the first loan to make her living conditions better. Now, she is applying for another loan of 1,000 to buy a plot of farmland. This loan will enable her to extend her farmland to increase her rice farming production to make more rice, in order to improve her family’s life.
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.