Kimyem is aged 36 and married. She has three children, all of whom are dependent on the family and still in school. Living in a village of the Thmor Koul district, Kimyem is a rice farmer, while her husband works for others for a fee to earn additional income for the family. They have been in this business for 15 years.
This is the fourth loan for Kimyem with VisionFund. She completely repaid the past three loans, which have enabled her family to have enough food. Now she is requesting another loan of 2,000,000 KHR (Cambodian riels). With this loan, she is going to buy fertilizer for her farmland. She hopes this loan will enable her to gain more income to keep her children in school.
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.