Originally from a village of the Tbaung Khmum district where farming is a common way to make a living, Chhim is a 56-year-old widowed mother of three children. Cassava-growing is the main source of family’s income and she has been doing it for twenty years. The current business earns her about US$ 11 per day to meet the family’s needs.
This is the first microloan for Chhim with Kiva’s partner. Now she is applying for a loan with VisionFund to buy fertilizer and seeds for her farmland. She hopes to increase her cassava production so as to make a better 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.