Originally from a village of the Ksach Kandal district of Kandal province, Sokheang is a 32-year-old married mother of two children who are dependent on her and still in school. Rice farming has been the main source of her family’s income for over ten years. She can earn about 37,500KHR per day to meet her family’s needs.
Sokheang has been a member of VisionFund for two cycles already and has completely paid back the loans. The past loans have helped her family with sufficient food and better support for the business. Now she is applying for a loan to buy fertilizers for her farmland. She hopes to grow her rice fruitfully and healthily so as to improve her standard of 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.