Sy, 43, lives with her husband in a rural village of the Sampov Meas district of Pursat Province, Cambodia. Sy has eight children, four of whom are dependent on her and still in school. She has struggled to feed and care for her children by farming rice on three-hectares, a business she has been doing for 20 years. Her husband works as a paid worker. Together, they can earn about 22,000 KHR per day and manage to save about 14,000 KHR each day for the future.
Sy is with VisionFund and is applying for another loan of 3,000,000 KHR to buy fertilizer for her farmland. She hopes this loan will enable her to increase her crop yield so that she may fulfill her dream of starting a new business and improving her living.
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.