Sokhon is 55 years of age and married. She and her family live in Battambang province's Thmor Koul district in Cambodia. Sokhon has two sons and three daughters, all of whom are students. To earn a living for the family, Sokhon sells fish and her husband farms rice on a two-hectare plot of farmland. This will be Sokhon's sixth time requesting a loan via VisionFund, Kiva's partner. The previous loans have enabled her to keep her beloved children in school and, thanks to those loans, succeeded with one extra thing: securing food needs for her family. Now Sokhon is requesting a KHR 2,000,000 loan to support her husband's business by purchasing fertilizer. With the help of this loan, Sokhon hopes that her husband can smoothly run his business, adding more income to the family. She will also use the income generated by her business and her husband's to help 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.