A widow living in a rural village of the Kandal Stoeng district of Kandal province, Khim is aged 53 years and a mother of two children. One child is dependent and still in school whilst the other is employed and earning a living. For the last thirty years, Khim has been working as a rice farmer to support her family.
Khim has been a member of VisionFund for six cycles already and she completely paid back the loans. With the loans from VisionFund, she has been able to better support her business and family’s living condition. Now she can earn about US$10 per day from her current business and save about US$5 each day for future needs. Now requesting another loan of US$500, she wants to use this loan to buy a cow for her farming business, and also to use a portion of it to buy fertilizers for her farmland. She hopes this loan will enable her to have a cow as labor in helping her farming business, and also hopes to increase rice yields so as to improve her 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.