Sam Art is a 29-year-old mother of four children living in a rural village of the Bovel district in Cambodia. To make a living, she and her husband have been growing cassava for almost 10 years, and her husband supplements the family’s income by working for others for a fee. The current business earns her about USD 20 per day.
This is the second microloan for Sam with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. She is applying for this loan to buy fertilizers for her farmland. She hopes this loan will enable her to earn more 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.