A 42-year-old mother of three children, Kimna resides in a rural village of the Kandal province’s Sa Ang district, Cambodia. To support her living, she has been growing cabbage and ginger in the village for 20 years. Her husband is a paid worker to help support her family with enough food. Together, they can earn about 18,000 KHR per day from the current business and can save about 4,000 KHR each day for future needs.
This is the first loan for Kimna with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. She is applying for a loan of 2,400,000 KHR and will use this loan to buy fertilizers and pesticides for her farmland. She hopes to increase her family’s business and gain more income to improve her family’s 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.