Hun, age 30, and one of a family head, is a mother of a schoolchild and a small daughter. She and the rest of her family are living in the Pursat Province’s Kror Kor District.
Hun has three hectares of rice farmland and a small stall for selling grocery items, from which she is able to earn up to 30,700 KHR per day as the main sources of the family’s income. She has been with this business for ten years.
Hon has been with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner) for two cycles. After the past loan that she has paid back completely, she feels so confident that she can sustain her living in a proper manner. Additionally, the past loan has helped her to buy a water pump for supporting her farmland and it is really useful for her cash crop, especially during the dry season.
Now, Hon is seeking 4,000,000 KHR. She is going to use it to buy fertilizer and additional grocery items to replenish her selling business. She does believe that this purchase will help her to gain more output and income so that she can keep her children in school until a higher level.
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.