Meas, a mother of eight children, is 53 years old. She resides in the Bovel district of Battambang Province, Cambodia. Meas still has one child to take care of who is still in school.
Meas makes a living via rice cultivation and planting oranges, which she has been involved with for 15 years. The current business earns her about 30,000 KHR per day to meet the family’s needs.
This is the third loan cycle for Meas with VisionFund, Kiva’s partner. She has used the past loans, which she has fully paid back with success, to keep up the good progress of her business as well as her living conditions.
Now Meas is applying for a loan of 4,000,000 KHR to buy a tractor to help her in the rice field. She hopes this loan will enable her to increase her crop yield, so as to make a better living and keep her child in school.
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.