Aged 53 years, Norn is a rural villager from the Kampong Siem district, earning a living through planting soybeans and farming rice as her only main sources of the family’s income. She has been in this business for 31 years. She has six children, three of whom are still dependent and in school.
Norn has been with VisionFund for one cycle and completely paid back the past loan. She is now applying for a loan to buy fertilizers and seeds for her farmland. She hopes this loan will enable her to increase her crop yields and sell it for a good price to make a better 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.