A rural villager from the Prey Chhor district of Kampong Cham province in Cambodia, Soern is 59 years old and married. She has 10 children, one of whom are dependent on her and still in school. Soern is a rice farmer on two hectares of farmland. She can earn about 46,000 KHR per day from her current business, and she manages to save about 10,000 KHR after deducting daily expenses.
Soern has been with VisionFund for two loan cycles. She fully repaid the past loans which have helped her better support her current business. Now she is requesting a loan for US $1,200 to buy fertilizer and seeds for her farmland and to buy piglets to raise and earn additional income for the family. Soern hopes this loan will enable her to increase her crop yield so as to make a better living.
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.