Kheun lives in Ek Phnom District of Battambang Province, Cambodia. She is a 59-year-old married mother blessed with one daughter and three sons. Some of her children are assisting in their mother’s business, which is selling grocery items, whereas the others are working as paid workers in Korea. Kheun earns a living by selling grocery items and has been involved in this business for 30 years. To supplement the income, Kheun’s husband also plants rice and sesame. Kheun has been with VisionFund for five cycles already and has completely paid back all loans. The past loans have helped her manage her business gradually. Now, she needs to buy fertilizer to apply to her farmland as well as purchase her grocery items such as soap, canned food, food ingredients, etc. Therefore, she is applying for USD 1,000.00 with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. She hopes to grow her crop timely so she can generate more income to improve her family's 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.