Savan, 33, is married and lives with her husband and five children in the village of Battambang province. Two of her children are still in school while another one is too young for school and they are dependent on her.
She and her husband are rice farmers. She has been in the rice farming business for 16 years. The main challenge for her family’s business is the lack of capital to buy fertilizer to better grow her crops.
Savan is a first-cycle client with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. She is requesting a loan in order to buy fertilizers and insecticide for her farmland. With this loan, she hopes to increase her crop yields to earn more income and improve her family’s living conditions.
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.