A local villager from Sampov Meas district of Pursat province, Mak is the mother of two children.
The entire household relies on a single business: vegetable farming, including corn, beans, and sesame. She is able to generate about KHR 18,700 per day from this business, which has occupied her for 10 years. In this cycle, she is a fifth-time borrower with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner). The past loans have enabled her to support her business on time.
For this cycle, she is seeking a new loan to buy 10 sacks of fertilizer for her crop and to plow her farmland. She hopes that she can get a good yield, better than before.
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.