Sophorn is 55 years old and a married mother of six children. Her family lives in a rural village in the Bavel district of Battambang province, Cambodia. She has been farming rice and planting oranges on eight hectares of farmland for fifteen years to support her family. She is able to earn about KHR 30,000 per day and manages to save about KHR 15,000 each day after daily expenses.
Sophorn has been with VisionFund for two cycles and successfully paid back the past loans which have supported her in expanding her farming business. Now she is asking for a new loan with VisionFund of US $1,000. Sophorn will use a portion to buy fertilizer for her cultivated land and use a portion of it to spend on labor fees. She hopes this loan will enable her to earn a large income so as to make her family’s condition better.
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.