Sreytouch, a mother of two schoolchildren, is a resident from the Ponhea Krek district of Kampong Cham Province. She tackles her family hardships via cassava and rice cropping with her husband. Besides this agribusiness, the couple also works for others for a fee for extra income. She has been rice farming for 12 years and cassava farming for one year, and she is able to earn up to 21,000 KHR per day. With VisionFund (Kiva’s partner), Sreytouch is a first cycle client. She is seeking a new loan of 3,500,000 kHR in order to support her cash crop farming and to renovate her kitchen. She hopes to get a good yield and double her 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.