Soek, 59, has seven children. She lives in a rural village in the district of Bovel in the province of Battambang in Cambodia. She and her husband have been in farming rice and growing cassava and corn for 10 years. The current business earns about 84,000 Cambodian riel (KHR) per day to meet the family’s needs.
Soek is just with VisionFund for this cycle. She is applying for a loan of 2,000,000 KHR to buy fertilizer and seeds for her farmland. She hopes this loan will enable her to increase her income and make a better 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.