Silen, 27, is married, has two children and resides in a rural village located in the Kandal province’s Sa Ang district, Cambodia. For the last five years, she has been selling garlic and her husband works as a taxi driver to earn more income. She can earn about US$20 per day.
Silen has been with VisionFund for two cycles and completely paid the loans. Now she is requesting a loan. With this loan, she is going to buy garlic seeds for her plantation. She hopes to grow more garlic so as to improve her family’s living condition.
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.