Touch, 41, is a married mother residing in a rural village located in Kampong Cham province, Cambodia. She has nine children, three of whom are still in school. She has been planting cassava on four hectares for ages as her main source of income. She can earn about 38,800 KHR per day which she uses to meet the family’s needs.
Touch is a client in her fifth cycle with VisionFund (Kiva's partner). The previous loan, that she has completely repaid, has helped her to have a decent house and to provide a good food for her family. Now she is seeking a new loan of 4,000,000 KHR to pay the weeding fee for her cassava crop. She hopes this loan will enable her to support her business in a timely manner and increase the family's income so she can expand her business.
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.