Soheng is a 41 year old married woman with two children. She and her family reside in a rural area of Kror Kor District located in Pursat Province, Cambodia. She farms rice and raises pigs in order to earn a decent living for the family. To make her family’s finances even more secure, this hardworking woman (Soheng) also has a business buying and selling rice. Each day, she is able to earn approximately 34,000 KHR and, after deducting her daily cost of living, saves around 14,000 KHR for future needs.
Soheng is a first time borrower with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. She will use this requested loan to buy fertilizer so that she is able to keep her farmland in good shape. Her only hope in the future is to see improvement in the living standard of her family.
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.