A married mother of three children, Sokhom is 35 years old, and lives in a rural village in the Tbaung Khmum district of Cambodia. Out of her three children, she still has two dependent children to take care of. To support her family, she and her husband raise ducks and cows as the main source of the family’s income. They have been in this business for almost ten years.
Sokhom is in her third cycle with VisionFund. She has completely paid back the past loans, which helped her relieve her family’s burden.
At present, her current business earns her about 27,000KHR per day, and from this, after expenses, she and is able to save about 6,000KHR each day.
She is requesting a loan with VisionFund of 1,500,000KHR. Sokhom would like to use this loan to buy more ducks to raise. She will also use a portion of the loan to buy rice to feed her family. She hopes this loan will enable her to increase her family’s income, so she can make their living conditions better.
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.