Masom, 53, is married with three dependent children. Her family lives in a house with a thatch roof located in Kampong Cham province’s Dambae district and the main sources of her family’s income are from farming rice on five hectares of farmland and planting cassava and beans in her village. She has been running her business for 6 years, earning about US $12 per day and she is able to save about US $5 each day.
Masom has been with VisionFund for one cycle and completely paid back the past loan, which has helped her to relieve her family’s burden. She is now applying for another loan of US $1,000 to buy fertilizer and pesticides for her plantation business. She hopes to earn a high crop yield from her plantation business.
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.