Rey, 52, is a citizen of a rural village in the district of Bovel in the Battambang province of Cambodia. She is widowed and has six children to take care of. Two of them are dependents and still in school.
To feed her family, Rey has worked hard as a farmer. She has grown corn for several years and sometimes works for others for a fee to better feed her children. Her current business earns her about 34,000 Cambodian riel (KHR) per day.
Rey has been with VisionFund for three cycles. She has completely repaid her past loans, which have helped her better support her family and improve their living conditions.
She is now applying for another loan of 3,000,000 KHR to buy fertilizer and pesticides for her corn field. She hopes to grow healthy corn to increase her family’s 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.