A local villager from Ponhea Krek district of Kampong Cham province, Heab is a married, 29-year-old mother of one schoolboy. To support her living, she is involved in farming cassava and works for others for a fee to earn extra income. She has been involved in the current business for four years and it earns her about 26,500 KHR per day.
Heab, the first time borrower with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner) and is seeking a loan for 2,000,000 KHR in order to buy fertilizer for her cassava. She hopes to increase her income so that she can build a new home for her child.
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.