Sokhom is a citizen residing in a rural area of Ponhea Krek district, located in Kampong Cham province of Cambodia. She is a 45-year-old, married woman who has five children, three of whom are still dependent on her. To provide a decent life for her family, Sokhom farms rice, plants cassava, and raises pigs. She is applying for a 3,000,000 KHR loan. For Sokhom, this is her first time requesting a loan via VisionFund (Kiva's partner). She will use a part of this loan to buy fertilizer and pesticide, and to pay for labor, in order to keep her farmland in good shape. In the hope of fattening her pigs, she will spend the other portion of the loan buying pig feeds. This industrious woman, Sokhom, hopes to grow her business and dreams of giving her family a good future through all her hard work on her business.
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.