No, 33 years old, is a resident residing in a rural village of Kror Lanh district in Siem Reap province, Cambodia. No is married and has two dependent sons, one of whom is currently in school. She earns the living through selling fruit, and her husband works as a rice farmer to complement their income. Together, they earn approximately 25,000 KHR per day and save about 13,000 KHR for future needs. No is requesting a loan via VisionFund (Kiva's partner) in the amount of 2,000,000 KHR for the first time. She will use a portion of her loan to buy fertilizer to support her husband's rice-growing business and use the remaining portion of the loan to buy more fruit to sell. No expects a boost in the family's income after receiving and effectively using the requested loan. She also is willing to use the anticipated income to meet the food needs for her family and, most importantly, support her children's schooling.
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.