Living in a rural village of the Sa Ang district, Tony is 41 years old and married, with two children, both of whom are still small.
To make a living, the main sources of the family’s income are corn and banana growing; her husband supplements the income by working as a paid worker in Thailand. Having engaged in this business for 20 years, she and her husband can earn about USD 13 per day to meet the family’s needs.
This is Tony’s first loan with Kiva partner, VisionFund Cambodia. Now, she is asking for a loan with VisionFund Cambodia to buy seeds, fertilizer, and pesticides for her growing business. She hopes this loan will help her to increase her crop production and to sell the crops for a good price, to improve her living conditions.
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.