Sarout is 32 years old and lives in a rural area of the Srey Snom district of Siem Reap province, Cambodia. She is married with three children, all of whom are dependent on her and still in school.
The main source of family’s income is cassava planting on four hectares of farmland. She has been in this business for five years to make a living. The current business earns her about KHR 10,000 per day to meet family’s needs.
This is Sarout’s first microloan with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. Now she is applying for a loan with VisionFund of KHR 3,000,000. She is going to use this loan to buy fertilizer and seeds for her cassava planting. She hopes to earn more income from the crop yield business so as to improve her family 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.