Siyan lives in a rural village of the Thmor Koul district, Battambang province, Cambodia. She is 58 years old, married, and has three children. To support her family, she has been working as a rice farmer on a three-hectare plot of farmland for 30 years. From time to time, she raises pigs to earn additional income for the family. The current business earns her about 70,000 KHR per day, and she can afford to save 20,000 KHR each day, after living expenses.
This is the first microloan for Siyan with VisionFund. She is now applying for a loan of 3,000,000 KHR. With this loan, she is going to buy piglets for raising. She hopes to fatten her pigs, so as to sell them for a good price.
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.