Soun is 35 years old and lives with her husband and six children in a rural village of the Thmor Koul district in Battambang province. All of her children are dependent on her and still in school. She and her husband have struggled but managed to feed and care for their children by farming rice and planting corn. Together, they can earn about 40,000 KHR per day.
Soun has been with VisionFund for two cycles. She completely paid back the previous loans. Soun wisely and successfully used the loans from VisionFund to relieve the family’s financial burden. Now she is asking for another loan of 4,000,000 KHR to buy fertilizer, seeds and pesticides for her cultivated land. She hopes to grow her rice and corn healthily and earn more healthy crops to make a living better and keep 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.