Sarat is aged 31 years and living with her family members in a rural village located in the Dambae district of Kampong Cham province. She is married with three dependent children. Rice farming, cassava and cashew planting have been the main sources for her family’s income for 12 years. The current business earns her about 56,000KHR per day and she manages to save about 20,000KHR each day for the future needs.
Sarat has been with VisionFund for four cycles and completely paid back the loans. She successfully used the loans from VisionFund to improve her family’s living conditions and now she is confident to make a better living. Now she is requesting a loan to buy pesticides and fertilizers for her farmland. She hopes to grow her rice healthily and fruitfully so as to sell it for a good price to improve her family’s lifestyle and build on her savings to extend her farmland.
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.