Channy is 51 years old, married, and has four children. She lives in a rural village of the Sa Ang district, where crop farming is a common way to make a living. Like other villagers, rice farming has been her family’s main source of income for twenty-eight years. The current business earns her about US$6 per day, to meet the family’s needs.
Channy is new with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, in this loan cycle. Now she is applying for a loan with VisionFund to buy fertilizer and pesticide for her farmland. She hopes this loan will enable her to grow her rice fruitfully and healthily, so as to improve her profit and her standard of 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.