Living in a rural area located in Kampong Cham province’s Dambae district, Thenn is a 36-year-old mother of five children. A farmer who has been growing cassava for two years. she can make a daily income of 37,000KHR and is able to save about 20,000KHR per day after expenses for future needs.
This will be Thenn's third loan from Kiva’s partner VisionFund. She is leading her group to request a loan, her portion of which she will use to buy fertilizers and seeds for her farmland. Thenn hopes it will enable her to earn more income.
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.