A villager from a rural area located in the Prey Chhor district of Kampong Cham province, Eang is 56 years old and married. She has eight dependent children, one of whom is still in school. The primary sources of her family’s income are from rice farming and cassava planting. To better support the family, her husband sometimes works as a paid construction worker in the local area. Having been in this business for eighteen years, she can earn about $13 USD per day and manage to save about $4 USD each day after the expenses.
Eang is just with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, this cycle. Now she is requesting for a loan to buy a plot of farmland. She hopes this loan will enable her to extend her paddy field and timely grow her rice and cassava in order to improve her standard of 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.