Originally from a rural village of Ponhea Krek district of Kampong Cham province, Sokly is a 28-year-old mother of two children. To make a living, cassava planting has been the only source of her family’s income for eight years. Sometimes she works for others for a fee. The current business earns her about 40,700 KHR per day.
Sokly is a second-cycle client with VisionFund. Now she is asking for a loan to buy fertilizers for her farmland and will use a portion of the loan on labor fees. She hopes to increase her crop yields so as to make a living better.
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.