Nim, 33, is a rural villager from Battambang province's Moung Russey district, Cambodia. He is the father of three children. He survives his family through rice planting as his main source of income and charcoal selling as an additional income. He has been engaged in this business for 13 years. This is his second cycle with VisionFund, Kiva's partner. He has used his previous loan in a smart manner by supporting his business, leading to good progress and relieving his family's burden better than before. Now, he is applying for a new loan in the amount of 3,000,000 KHR. He is going to use his loan to buy fertilizer, pesticides, and a mini tractor to support his rice cropping business. He hopes that this purchase will double his crop output and give him a good profit for his family's sake.
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.