Sophy, 34, is married with three children. She resides in a rural village located in the Kampong Cham province’s Tbaung khmum district, in Cambodia. She has three children, two of whom are in school. She and her husband have been farming rice and working as construction workers. She is able to earn about $13 (USD) per day to meet the family’s need.
Sophy has been with VisionFund for three cycles and completely paid back the past loan. Now she is asking for a new loan to buy fertilizers and to plow the field as well as to use a portion of it to spend on renovating her old house. She hopes to grow her rice in a timely manner and also hopes to have a decent house to live in.
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.