Living in a rural village from the Tbaung Khmum district of Cambodia, Thea is aged 32 years and married with five children, one of whom is still in school. She is a hard-working farmer who earns a living through farming sesame and cassava. To gain more income to better support the family, she raises fish for selling. Thea can earn about 24,000 KHR per day to meet the family’s needs.
Thea has been with VisionFund for two cycles and completely paid back the past loans. The loans from VisionFund have helped her family expand the family’s businesses. Now requesting a loan of KHR 2,000,000, she will use this loan to buy fertilizers and seeds for her farmland and use a portion of it to spend on water pumping. She hopes this loan will enable her to increase her business to make more income 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.