Saroen, 44, lives in a rural area of the Sampov Meas district of Pursat province. She is married with eight children, one of whom is dependent on her and works as a paid construction worker to better support the family. The family’s main source of income is from rice farming on one hectare of farmland while her husband complements the income by working as a paid worker in local area. Together, they are able to earn about 33,000KHR per day and they can manage to save about 12,000KHR each day after offsetting daily expenses.
Saroen is just with VisionFund this cycle. She is seeking a loan of 1,000,000KHR to buy fertilizers for her farmland and use a portion of it to spend on buying chickens and piglets to raise to earn extra income. She hopes to gain more income from her current business so as to better make a 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.