Touch, 56, is married with five children. She lives in a wooden house with her family in a rural village in the district of Dambae in the Kampong Cham province of Cambodia. She and her husband earn a living through planting rubber and cassava.
Touch has been in this business for six years. She earns about 16,000 Cambodian riel (KHR) per day and can save about 8,000 KHR each day for future needs.
This is Touch’s third microloan with VisionFund. She successfully used past loans to better support her standard of living and pay for her children’s education. She is now requesting a loan of 3,000,000 KHR to buy pesticides and fertilizers for her farmland. She hopes to increase her yields and earn more income to further 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.