Kimyan, 32, is married and has three children, one of whom is still in school. The family lives in a rural village in the Battambang province’s Bovel district, Cambodia.
For the last four years, she has been selling gasoline and spare parts, while her husband works as a motorbike repairer to make a living.
Kimyan has already gone through one loan cycle with VisionFund. Now she is leading her group to ask for a loan of 4,000,000KHR to buy more spare parts to resell. With this loan, Kimyan hopes to earn more income so as to improve her standard of living and keep her child 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.