Saret is 33 years old and married with two dependent children who are still in school. She lives with her family in a village of the Bovel district of Battambang province, Cambodia. For the last four years, Saret has been selling grocery items while her husband has been growing beans and corn. Together, they can earn about 27,000 KHR each day. Saret has received her first microloan with VisionFund.
Saret is requesting a 2,000,000KHR loan to buy fertilizer and pesticide for her farmland. She will use a portion of her loan to buy more grocery items to resell. Saret hopes this loan will enable her to improve her crop yield, make a living better, and keep her child in school.
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.