Sokhen is 22 years old, married, and has one child. She lives in a rural area located in the Ro Veang district of Preah Vihear province. Farming is her primary source of income. She earns additional income selling noodles. She earns approximately 15,000 KHR per day.
Sokhen requested her first loan from VisionFund, which she will use to buy pesticides and seeds for her farmland. She hopes to increase her current business so as to earn a larger income.
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.