Khen is 44 years old and married with four children, two of whom are dependents and still in school. She and her family live in a village of the Moung Russey district of Battambang province. To make a living, she and her husband have been farming rice and planting cassava for several years, earning about 14,000 KHR per day.
Khen is a second-cycle client. She has successfully used the past loans to improve her family’s livelihood. Now she is leading her group to apply for a loan with VisionFund. She will use her loan to buy fertilizers for her farmland. With this loan, she hopes to grow her crops better and produce higher yields in order to increase her family’s income.
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.