Saroeun is 52 years old and married. She has five children in her household. For her family, two hectares of rice farming is her main source of her income. She has been involved in her current business for 10 years. This is the first loan for Saroeun with Kiva partner VisionFund. For this first cycle, she will spend her loan to buy fertilizer and insecticide for her crops. She highly believes that she can gain a good income when she gets old.
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.