Nget is 37 years old and married with two dependent children, one of whom is still in school. Her family lives in a rural area of the Bovel district of Battambang province, Cambodia. To make a living, she has been selling grocery items for the past 8 years. Her husband also supplements the family income by working as a nurse in a local area. Nget's current business earns her approximately US $17 per day, and she manages her to save about US $6 each day after deducting her daily expenses.
Nget is requesting her first microloan with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. She is applying for a loan of US $1,000 to buy more grocery items for resale. She hopes to earn more income from her current business in order to make a better living and keep her child 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.