Bopha, 44, is a widow living with her three children in a rural village of the Ou Reang Ov district of Kampong Cham province, Cambodia. She earns a living by selling rice and growing cassava and she has been in this business for twenty years, earning about 40,000 KHR per day and is able to save about 15,000 KHR each day after expenses for the future needs.
Bopha is a first-cycle client with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. Now she is seeking for a loan to buy more rice to resell. She hopes this loan will enable her to increase her income in order to make her family's living better.
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.