Sareoun, 45 years old, is a citizen living in a rural village of Battambang Province’s Moung Russey District in Cambodia. She is married and a mother of four children, all of whom are school-aged and still under her responsibility.
To earn income for the family, Sareoun works as a rice farmer, while her husband works as a fisherman. Together, they are able to earn approximately 35,000 KHR per day and manage to save about 25,000 KHR after offsetting the daily cost of living.
Sareoun has been with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner) for six loan cycles already, with which she succeeded in increasing the family’s income and sending her children to school. This has made her so satisfied.
Sareoun is now seeking a KHR 2,500,000 loan to harvest rice and buy a boat machine for her husband’s fish-catching business.
Sareoun hopes to be able to earn even more income generated by her business and her husband’s, so that she can use the anticipated income to further educate her beloved children.
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.