Sophos is 25 years old, living with her family in a rural village located in the Kandieng district of Pursat province. She is married and has no children.
Sophos has been running a wedding embellishment service in a local area, while her husband is a sculptor to earn additional income. The current business earns her about KHR 70,000 per day to meet the family needs.
This is the first loan for Sophos with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund Cambodia. Now she is requesting a loan of KHR 2,000,000 to buy fertilizer 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.