Kanha is 28 years old. She is married and resides with her husband and one daughter in a rural village of Battambang province’s Bovel district. Her daughter is in school. Raising pigs is the only primary source of her family’s income, and she has been in this business for two years. Her husband is a car-taxi driver to help better support the family. The current business earns them approximately 27,000 KHR and they manage to save about 10,000 KHR each day after offsetting daily expenses. This is Kanha’s second loan with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. She fully repaid her past loan, which has helped her better support her family with enough food as well as her daughter’s education. Now she is requesting a loan of 1,500,000 KHR. She wants to use this loan to buy spare parts to repair her car. She hopes to earn more income for her family so as to improve her living condition.
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.