Originally from a rural village of the Ro Veang district of Preah Vihea province, Savon is a 38-year-old married mother of two daughters who are both in school. In order to support the family, Savon and her husband have been earning a living farming rice for 18 years now. This enterprise earns their family about 15,000KHR per day.
Savon has been with VisionFund for eight cycles. She used her previous loans to better support her family and increase her family’s business, She is now applying for another loan to buy fertilizer for her farmland. She hopes to grow her rice successfully and increase her current business to better her family’s living conditions and keep her children in school.
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.