Aged 31 years, Leak is a married mother of three children who lives in the Sa Ang district of Kandal province. All of her children are still in school. For the past 12 years, she has made a living by farming rice and growing vegetables. Leak is able to earn about 52,000 KHR per day, and she can save about 10,000 KHR each day after daily expenses.
This is Leak's second loan with VisionFund. She successfully used the previous loan to better support her family. Now she is applying for a loan of 3,200,000 KHR to buy fertilizer and pesticides for her farmland. Leak hopes this loan will enable her to extend her farmland to increase her rice production, thereby increasing her family’s income and bettering her family’s living conditions.
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.