Mao, 25, is married with two children. They reside in a rural village of the Moung Russey district of Battambang province. All of her children are too young to attend school.
To support the family, Mao and her husband have farmed rice for several years. Together, they earn about KHR33,000 per day and save about KHR15,000 each day for future needs.
This is the first micro loan for Mao with VisionFund. She is applying for a loan to buy fertilizers and seeds for her farmland. She hopes to make more income from her current business.
Mao hopes this loan will enable her to grow rice and sell it for a good price.
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.