Touch is 60 years old and married. She lives in a thatched roof house in a rural village in the Sa Ang district of Kandal province. She and her husband have two children. They earn a living through farming and fishing and they have been in this business for forty years. With her current business, Touch is able to earn approximately 27,000 KHR per day to support her family.
This is the first loan for Touch with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. She is requesting for a loan of 1,500,000 KHR to buy fertilizers for her farm. She hopes to grow her business so as to 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.