Aged 59 years old, Samen is a married mother of four children living in a rural village of the Kam Reing district of Battambang. Rice farming and cassava growing are the main sources of the family’s income, and her husband supplements the income by selling snacks. Having been in these businesses for 15 years, she is able to earn about US $20 per day.
Samen has been with VisionFund for two cycles and completely paid back the past loans. She is applying for a loan to buy fertilizers and seeds for her farmland. She hopes to make more crops 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.