Makara is aged 32 and married. She lives in a rural village of the Dambae district of Kampong Cham province and she has two children, both of whom are dependents and still in school. She is a farmer who grows cassava and also complements that income by selling grocery items. She has been with these businesses for ten years.
Makara has been with VisionFund for four cycles. She has used the first loans successfully to better support her family. Now she is asking for another loan to buy pesticides for her farmland and use a portion of it to spend on labor fees. She hopes to increase her crop yields and earn more income to improve her 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.