Originally from Dambae district of Kampong Cham Province, Thy is 31 years old and one of the breadwinners in the family which consists of two sons who are under 18 years old. She helps her family to survive through a pig-raising business in which she has been engaged for five years. To supplement the family's income, her husband also helps to earn additional income via charging batteries at home.
This is the fourth-cycle loan for Thy with VisionFund, Kiva’s partner. She has completely paid back the previous loan and it was successful in ensuring her current business is in good shape. This has empowered her and she now feels she can sustain her living conditions in a proper manner.
Now, she is seeking for a new loan of 2,500,000 KHR. She is going to spend this loan on buying ten more pigs to raise and pig feed. She hopes she can enlarge this business to a larger scale, and fatten her pigs so she can sell them at 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.