Thatt is aged 36 and lives in a rural area of the Srey Snom district of Siem Reap province, Cambodia. She is a widowed mother of four children, three of whom are dependent on her and still in school. She has been struggling to feed her children by farming rice on 2.5 hectares and she has been in this business for ten years. Thatt is able to earn about KHR10,000 per day.
This is the second microloan for Thatt with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. She completely paid back the past loan, which has helped her to relieve her family’s burden. Now she is applying for a loan of US$1,000. She wants to use this loan to build a decent house. Thatt hopes this loan will enable her to have proper house for living in.
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.