Residing in a rural village of the Sampov Meas district of Pursat province, Sok is aged 69 years and married. She has three children. To support her family, she and her husband have been farming rice for 40 years. The current business earns her family about 12,000KHR per day to meet her family’s needs, but she can manage to save about 8,000KHR each day after daily expenses. Drought is the main challenge for her rice-paddy business.
Sok has been with VisionFund for one cycle. She fully paid back her past loan, which helped her to better support her family's living conditions. Now she is applying for a loan of 2,000,000KHR to buy chickens for raising to earn additional income. She will also use a portion of the loan to buy a plot of farmland. She hopes to earn more income from her current business 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.