Residing in a rural village of the Kampong Siem district of Kampong Cham province, Cambodia, Sochea is 39-years-old and married with five children. Farming rice and selling grocery items are the main sources of her family’s income, which she has been doing for almost 20 years. To complement the income, her husband works as a paid worker. She could earn about 100,000 KHR per day and manages to save about 40,000 KHR each day after daily expenses.
Sochea is just with VisionFund this cycle. Now she is applying for a loan to buy a computer for her children. She hopes this loan will enable her children to have enough school materials.
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.