Chea, 53, lives with her husband and seven children in a village of Battambang province’s Moung Russey district, Cambodia. To make a living, she and her husband have been farming rice and growing sesame for almost 15 years. She can earn about 80,000 KHR (Cambodian riels) per day.
Chea is a first-cycle loan client with Kiva’s partner VisionFund. She is requesting a loan of 2,000,000 KHR to buy fertilizers for her rice paddy. With this loan, she hopes to increase her family’s income so as 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.