Khon is 35 years old and married. She is a citizen from a rural area located in the Moung Russey district, where farming is a common way to earn a living. She has five children, three of whom are dependent on her and still in school.
She and her husband have struggled to support the family by farming rice and selling ice cream. She has been in the business for 10 years, and business currently earns her approximately 35,000 KHR per day.
Khon is just with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, in this cycle. Now she is asking for a loan of 2,000,000 KHR. With this loan, she is going to buy fertilizer and rice seeds for her farmland. She hopes to expand her farming business so as 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.