Sam Ang is a resident of Samrong Torng district, in Kampong Speu province. She is a thirty-five-year-old, married woman. She is also the mother of a child, who does farming and works as factory worker for her living. The primary income of Sam Ang's family comes from farming activity. On average, her family earns 27,000 KHR per day.
She has been a borrower of Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, for two loan cycles already. She has completely repaid the past loans. They enabled her to improve her family's living conditions. In this third loan cycle, Sam Ang is seeking a microloan of 2,000,000 KHR. She plans to use it to buy fertilizer for her cash-crops. She strongly believes that the loans allow her to uplift her family lifestyle, at a gradual pace.
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.