Chrib is a local farmer from Pursat Province (Cambodia), where rice farming is a common business in her village. She is 31 years old, a married mother blessed with three children. Two of the children are students; the remaining one is still little.
Chrib has been rice farming for 12 years, with the support from her husband. He also works for others - for a fee - during his spare time from the rice field. She is able to earn up to 15,300 KHR per day from the business. Her main challenge is a shortage of working capital to support her rice farm. Therefore, she is applying for a new loan.
This is her fourth cycle with VisionFund (Kiva's partner). She used her past loan, which she has paid back, in a wise manner to upgrade her living conditions. Now she is requesting a 2,000,000 KHR loan; she is going to use her portion to buy fertilizer for her farmland. She will use a portion of it to build a decent latrine for her family, especially her children. She hopes to receive an increased yield on her farmland, and have a hygenic living condition.
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.