Roen is 53 years old and married with five children. Her family lives in a rural area of the Moung Russey District, Battambang Province. The main source of the family’s income is from rice farming on five hectare of farmland. She has been doing this for 33 years. The current business earns her about 40,000KHR per day. She manages to save about 20,000KHR each day after daily expenses. Drought is the main challenge for her rice business.
Roen has been with VisionFund for three cycles and has completely repaid the past loans. These loans have helped her improve her family's livelihood. Now she is requesting a loan from VisionFund for 4,000,000KHR. She is going to use this loan to buy fertilizer and rice seeds for her farmland and to plough the paddy rice. She hopes her crop yields will become more profitable so as to increase her income and improve her standard of living.
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.