Living in a wooden house located in the Sampov Meas district of Pursat province, Sreyream is 21 years old and married. She has one dependent daughter who is too young for school. To make a living, she and her husband have been farming rice on four hectares of farmland. They supplement their family’s income by growing vegetables in the local area. The current business earns her about 28,000 KHR per day and she manages to save about 10,000 KHR each day for the family's future needs. Drought is the main challenge for her farming business.
This is the first micro-loan for Sreyream through Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. She is requesting a loan of 4,000,000 KHR. She wants to use this loan to buy fertilizers for her farmland, as well as use a portion of it for renovating her old house.
With this loan, Sreyream hopes to grow her business and earn a larger income to improve her standard of living. She also hopes to fulfill her dream of running a new business as a grocery seller in order to earn additional income for the 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.