Originally from a rural village of the Dambae district, where crop farming is a common way to earn a living, Nat, 42, is married and has four children. She and her husband grow rice and plant cassava as the main source of their family’s income. Having been in this business for several years, they can earn about 32,000 KHR per day and they manage to save about 15,000 KHR each day.
Nat has been a member of Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, for two loan cycles already and she wisely and successfully used the past two loans to improve her family’s livelihood. To better support her current business, she is requesting a loan of 3,000,000 KHR to buy fertilizers for her farmland and she will also use a portion of it to spend on labor. She hopes to increase her crop yields to earn a larger income so as to improve her family’s 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.