Sarin is 46 years old and married. She has three children, all of whom are dependent on the family and they are now still in school. Living in a village of the Tbaung Khmum district, Sarin grows rice and cassava while her husband works as a paid worker. Having been in business for twenty-eight years, she manages to earn about US$ 10.
This is the first loan for Sarin with VisionFund. Now she is applying for a loan with VisionFund to buy fertilizer for her farmland. She hopes this loan will enable her to earn more income from her rice paddy so as to improve her standard of living.
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.