Tron, 30, is a resident of Kampong Cham province, Cambodia. She has four children under her dependency as they are still in school. The two hectares of cassava planting and one hectare of rice cropping are the main source of her family income. For additional income, she also planted rubber trees on a half-hectare area for collecting latex. With this 10 year engagement in the current business, she is able to earn up to 33,800 KHR per day.
With VisionFund (Kiva’s partner), she is a fourth cycle client. She has completely repaid her past loan with success in better supporting her agricultural activities. Now, her requested loan amount is 4,000,000 KHR. She will use her loan portion to pay for a plowing fee and to buy pesticide and fertilizer for her cash crops. She hopes to double her income so that she can keep all of her children in school.
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.