Thang is a 36-year-old mother of three kids, who are still in school. She is a villager from Dambae district, Kampong Cham province. She struggles to make a living, by growing soy beans and cassava. She has been with this business for 16 years.
Thang is on her third loan from VisionFund (Kiva’s partner). She has fully repaid her previous loan with success, and has grown her business in a good shape. Now, she is asking for a 4,000,000 KHR loan. She will use it in order to buy seed and fertilizer, and to pay plowing and reaping fees. She hopes that this loan will help her to be ready for the replanting season on time, and get back a high yield from the crops, to better her lifestyle.
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.