Thunny is aged 52 and married. She lives with her husband and her kid in a village of the Sa Ang district, Cambodia. She earns a living through selling vegetables in the local market to support the family while her husband, 52, does some planting in the village. Having been in this business for almost 35 years, she can earn up to USD $15 on average per day from her current business, and she can afford to set aside some nearly USD $4 per day.
This is the third loan for Thunny with Kiva's field partner, VisionFund. In the two cycles she has been with VisionFund, the loans have helped her expand her business and enabled her to support her family better. With good business, she is applying for another loan of USD $1,500 to buy more vegetables for resale and to use a portion to buy a vegetable store in the market to sell vegetables. She hopes that this loan will enable her to own a vegetable store so as to increase her vegetable-selling business and make her family better.
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.