Channe is 28 years old and a villager from Kampong Cham province. She has three dependent children and struggles to make a living growing rice. She also works at a construction site. She has had this business for 8 years.
This is not the original loan for Channe with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner). She has repaid her previous loan and it has enabled her to gradually improve her lifestyle.
She requests a new loan to buy a decent motorbike to commute to her work. She hopes this this purchase will cut travel costs so that she can use that money to support her children instead.
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.