Srey is 39 years old and married. She has four children, all of whom are dependent on her and still in school. They live in a wooden house in the Kam Rieng district of Battambang province. The main source of her family’s income is cassava growing. She has been in this business for almost eight years. With the current business, she can earn about 35,000 KHR per day.
This is the first loan for Srey with VisionFund. Now she is asking for a loan of 2,500,000 KHR, which she will use to buy fertilizer and pesticides for her farmland. She hopes to increase her crop yield and sell the crop for a good price, so as to better her 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.