A villager from a rural area located in the Ponhea Krek district of Kampong Cham province, Sreytouch is 35 years old and married. She has two dependent children. The primary source of her family’s income is cassava planting. To better support the family, her husband sometimes works for others for a fee. Having been in this business for 15 years, she can earn about 61,000 KHR per day and manage to save about 26,000 KHR each day after expenses.
Sreytouch has been a member of VisionFund for one cycle already and she wisely and successfully used the first loan to improve her family’s livelihood and relieve their financial burden. Now applying for another loan, she is going to use this loan to buy fertilizer and pesticides for her farmland and use a portion of it to spend for labor. She hopes to make healthier rice and cassava so as to increase her family’s income to better their living conditions.
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.