Chan Ey lives in a rural village in Sampov Meas district in Cambodia’s Pursat province. She is married and takes care of her young son who is still too young to attend school.
Chan Ey farms rice and raises pigs to support her family. Each day, she earns 25,000 KHR and saves 15,000 KHR after paying for daily expenses. Chan Ey has been with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner) for two loan cycles and has successfully increased her working capital. Now she is seeking a 3,000,000 KHR loan to purchase a rice mill machine which will allow her to smoothly operate her rice-growing business.
In the future, she dreams of expanding her pig-raising business and sending her son to good 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.