Sinat, who is 39 years old, is married with four dependent children. She resides in a rural village in the Kror Kor district of Pursat province, Cambodia. All of her children are dependent on her and still in school.
For the past ten years, she has been farming rice while her husband makes palm juice and also buys and sells cows in a local area to support the family. The current business earns her about US$7 per day, and she can manage to save about US$3 each day after paying daily expenses.
This is Sinat’s first loan with VisionFund. She is now applying for a loan of US$1,010. With this loan, she is going to buy more cows to resell.
She hopes this loan will enable her earn more income from the current business so as to make a living better 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.