Ouch is aged 26 years and married. She resides in a rural village of the Memot district, in Kampong Cham province. She has two children, both of whom are in school. To support the family, Ouch and her husband have been in rice and cassava farming. They also do work for others, for a fee. The current business earns her family about 42,000 KHR per day, to meet her family’s needs.
Ouch has been a member of Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, for one previous loan cycle. She successfully used the past loan to better support her family, by providing more food. Now she is applying for a new loan, which she will use to buy fertilizers and pesticides for her farmland. She hopes to increase further her income from her farming business, so as to make a better living.
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.