Living in a wooden house in a rural area of Sampov Meas district, Pursat province, Pov is 37 years old and married. She has five children, one of whom is dependent on her and under school age. For five years, her family's income has come from rice farming on 10 hectares of farmland and cassava planting. Beside this, she also complements the income by raising chickens. The current business earns her about 50,000 Cambodian riels (KHR) per day and allows her to save around 40,000KHR for future needs.
Pov is taking her first microloan with Kiva’s partner VisionFund. She is requesting a loan with VisionFund of KHR 1,500,000. She wants to use this loan to buy fertilizers for her farmland. She hopes to make more rice so as to better her family’s living standards.
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.