A rural farmer from the Ponhea Krek district of Kampong Cham province, Ith is a 39-year-old married mother. She has five children, some of whom are still in school and some who help with the family's business.
To cover her daily basic cost of living, she grows cassava and rice on two hectares each of farmland. Additionally, she can manage to earn extra income through working for others for a fee. She has engaged in cassava and rice farming for seven years and 15 years, respectively.
This is the first loan cycle for Ith. She is seeking 3,500,000 KHR to pay for weeding and to buy fertilizer for her both crops. She hopes she will gain more yield and make more income so she can keep her children in school.
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.