Sinath is a 27-year-old married woman who resides in in the district of Kror Kor, in the province of Pursat. She is blessed with three dependent children -- two daughters and one son. One of her children is currently in school while the other two are too young to attend school.
Sinath's income comes from her rice-farming business, which she has been doing for eight years. She earns approximately 25,000 KHR per day. The lack of water has challenged her rice-farming business. Sinath received a loan from VisionFund (Kiva's partner) one cycle ago. This loan helped her succeed in meeting her family’s needs and supporting her child’s schooling.
Sinath is now applying for a loan in the amount of 2,500,000 KHR with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. She will buy an additional plot of farmland and fertilizers to support her current rice-farming business via this loan. She hopes to increase her income so she can keep her children in school.
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.