Nget is a 59-year-old married woman living in a rural area of Moung Russey district in Cambodia’s Battambang province. She is blessed with six children, one (a son) of whom is still dependent on her. Nget and her husband offer a decent life for the family by working as rice farmers. To add more income to the family, Nget also has a business selling dessert. They are able to earn around 6,000KHR per day and save only approximately 3,000KHR after canceling out the daily expenses. Nget has been with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, for five loan cycles already, with which she succeeded in improving the family’s livelihood. She is now seeking a KHR 4,000,000 loan to purchase fertilizer, pesticide, and to pay wages to farm laborers to harvest rice. Nget hopes to harvest a good-quality crop so that she can sell it for a good price, generating more income for the family.
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.