Kea is 56 years old and a resident of Sa Ang district of Kandal province. She has six children. One son is still dependent on her, as he is still in school. To generate a daily income for her family's basic needs, she runs a small grocery stall at home. Her husband grows a mango tree for fruits for sales to gain additional income. It has been 21 years already that she has been engaged in this business. This is her fifth loan cycle with Kiva's partner VisionFund. She has paid back the past loans with success. They have helped her to keep up a good pace for her business, as well as better living conditions for her family. Now, she is applying for a new loan of 1,200 USD to buy a decent motorbike to support her business. She hopes that she can reduce her travelling time to market and use that spare time to pay more attention to her children.
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.