Sam, 38, is married with three dependent children. Her family lives in a house with a thatched roof located in Battambang province’s Moung Russey district. The main sources of her family’s income are farming rice and selling watermelons. She has been running her business for several years, earning about US $5 per day and she is able to save about US $3 each day.
This is the first microloan for Sam with VisionFund. She is asking for a loan to buy fertilizers for her farmland and will use a portion of it to buy gasoline for carrying water into her farmland. She hopes this loan will enable her to increase her 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.