A citizen of a rural area located in the Kror Kor district, where farming is a common way of earning a living, Sina is 34 years old and married. She and her husband have struggled to support the family and feed her two children by farming rice and raising pigs. Both of her children are in school. She has been in the business for 10 years, and the business currently earns her approximately 10,000 KHR per day. Sina has been with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, for three cycles, and she completely paid back the loans. Now she is leading her group to apply for a loan. As the leader, Sina will use her portion to buy a plot of farm land. She hopes to expand her farming business so as to make a better living 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.