Pov and her husband work as fishmongers to provide a decent life for the family. Having been in the current business for more than twenty years, this hardworking couple is able to earn approximately 20,000 KHR per day and manages to save about 4,000 KHR for future needs after deducting the daily cost of living.
This will be Pov’s fifth time requesting a loan via VisionFund (Kiva’s partner). The past loans that she already paid back enabled her to secure food needs for her family, which made her so satisfied. Pov is now leading a group of two female members to seek a loan in the amount of 1,800,000 KHR in total. With her requested loan portion, Pov plans on buying fishing materials such as a fish trap and cast net to support the fish-catching business. Pov hopes to better support the family and advance the education of her children as far as possible.
About VisionFund CambodiaVisionFund 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.
This is a Group Loan
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