Mom, age 30, is married and lives with her husband and three children in a village in the Thmor Koul district of the Battambang province. All of her children are dependents and still in school. She and her husband are rice farmers, and they supplement the family’s income by working for others for a fee. She has been in the rice-farming business for five years, earning about 32,000 KHR per day to feed her family.
Mom is applying for a loan of 1,500,000 KHR. With this loan, she is going to buy fertilizers and rice seeds for her farmland. She hopes to increase her crop yield and earn more income to better her family’s living conditions.
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.