Originally from a rural village of the Koh Andeth district of Takeo province, Seun is a 29-year-old married woman. She has two dependent children and they study at the local area school. Farming has been the main source of her family’s income. She can earn about 64,400 KHR per day to meet her family’s needs.
This is the fourth loan for Seun through Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. Now she will apply for a new loan, and she will use her portion to buy fertilizer for her farmland. She hopes to increase her current business so as to earn a larger income to make a living better 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.