A 41-year-old seller in the local market located in the Ek Phnom district of Battambang province, Deab is married and has four children. Currently she needs to care for two children, as they are still in school. To tackle the financial difficulty in the family, she sells various kinds of prepared food including dried fish, smoked fish, sausage, and fish-paste. This has been her only business for 10 years.
Deab's first loan with VisionFund (a Kiva partner) was three cycles ago. She has wisely used her past loans to maintain her standard of living, and she has repaid them successfully too. Now, she is seeking a new loan of 4,000,000 KHR in order to buy dried fish, smoked fish, fish-paste, and salt fish for resale. She hopes this purchase will replenish her stock and attract more clients, so she can make more income and improve her living conditions.
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.