Sokkhoern is 54 years old. She is married and the mother of nine children living in a rural village of Cambodia’s Bakan district. Two of her nine children remain dependent on her and attend school. To support her family, Sokkhoern has been farming rice for 30 years in the village. She earns about 20,000 KHR per day from the current business to meet the family’s needs.
Sokkhoern is in her first loan cycle with VisionFund. She is requesting a loan of 3,500,000 KHR to buy fertilizer for her farmland. She will also use a portion of this loan to buy household supplies for her family. Through this loan, she hopes to increase her income so that she can improve her family’s standard of living and 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.