Nita is aged 22 years old and married. She lives with her husband and one daughter in a rural area located in Tbaung Khmum district, Cambodia. She is a farmer who has been growing cassava, a business she has been in for three years. The current business earns her family about US$9 per day to feed the family, but she manages to save about US$5 each day.
This is the first loan for Nita with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. Now she is applying for a loan to buy fertilizers and seeds for her farmland. She hopes to make more yield from her current business.
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.