Nat is 36 and lives with her family in a rural village located in the Moung Russey district of Battambang province. She is married with seven children, six of whom are in school--the remaining one is too young for school. Rice farming has been the main source for her family’s income for ten years. To earn more income, her husband also catches fish to sell in the village. The current business earns her family about 26,000 KHR per day and they manage to save about 16,000 KHR each day for future needs.
This is the first loan for Nat with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. She is requesting for a loan of 2,000,000 KHR to buy fertilizer and rice seeds for her farmland. She hopes to grow her rice healthily and fruitfully so as to sell it for a good price to improve her family’s lifestyle.
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.