Hen is a mother of six children, who resides in Dambae district, Kampong Cham province. Currently, she can afford to send five children to school. For her, one hectare of rice cultivation and two hectares of cassava planting is the primary source of income. Having been in business for five years, she is able to earn up to 25,000 KHR each day from the current business.
Hen's first loan from VisionFund (Kiva's partner) was six loan cycles ago. She has used her loans wisely to support her farm, and this has helped her to relieve her family’s burdens better than before. Now, she is seeking to borrow 1,500,000 KHR, in order to pay the plowing fee and labor cost, and to buy fertilizer and insecticide for both of her cash crops. She highly hopes that she can upgrade her lifestyle, and live better than before.
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.