Oeun, age 51, is a married mother of three children, one of whom is still in school. To strive for a living, she has been farming rice on five hectares and growing cassava on six hectares of farmland as the main source of the family’s income while her husband works as a paid laborer. She has been involved with this business in Ponhea Krek district of Kampong Cham province for a long time.
Oeun has never been with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner) before. Now she is requesting a loan of 3,500,000 KHR to buy fertilizer and pay for labor to plant her cassava. She hopes to have a high yield and earn a larger income.
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.