A citizen from a rural village of Kampong Cham province’s Ou Reang Ov district, Saroern is aged 52 years and married. She has five children to take care of, and three of them are dependents and still in school. To feed her family, she has worked hard as a rice farmer who has been growing rice and cassava for 32 years. The current business earns her about 30,000 KHR per day.
Saroern is a first-cycle client with VisionFund. Now she is applying for a loan. With this loan, she is going to buy cassava seeds for her farmland and use a portion of it to spend on labor fees. She hopes to grow healthy rice and cassava to increase her family’s income and so as to make a 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.