Chamroen is age 34 years and married. She has two children, both of whom are living with her. One is still in school while the other one works as a tailor to help the family generate extra income. Chamroen has been in rice farming for five years and complementing the income by work as a tailor while her husband is a paid construction worker. The current business earns her family around US$9 a day and they manage to save about US$5.
Chamroen has been with VisonFund for three cycles and all these past loans have been repaid back already. The previous loans have helped her relieve the family’s burden and improve their livelihood. Now she is requesting a loan of US$400. She will use this loan to buy fertilizers, pesticides and seeds for her farmland, and will use a portion of it to pay for labor fees. She hopes this loan will enable her to grow rice healthfully and fruitfully so as to improve her standard of living and keep her child 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.