Residing in Kampong Cham province, Narin is 52 years old and blessed with four children. Currently, only one son is still dependent on her and is still in school. Narin manages a three-hectare area for cassava growing in order to sustain her family. With 22 years of experience in her current business, she is able to earn up to 36,000 KHR per day.
Narin has been with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner) for three loan cycles. She has fully repaid the previous loans and successfully improved her living conditions and she can afford decent food for her family. Now, she is seeking a loan of 4,000,000 KHR in order to buy potash for her cassava. She hopes that this purchase will boost her crop productivity and triple her yield as compared with last year.
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.