Sokun is aged 52 years old and married. She has five children and lives with her family in the rural village of the Ponhea Krek district, Cambodia. Four children are still dependent on her. Rice farming is one of the main sources of her family's income and she has been in this business for 21 years. She also plants cassava and rubber trees to gain extra income and sometimes she works for others, plowing land for pay.
This is Sokun's second loan from VisionFund. The first loan has enabled her to support and feed her family sufficiently. With her current business, she manages to earn a daily income of around 82,000 KHR. After having completely paid back the loan, she is now requesting another loan from VisionFund. She will use this loan to buy fertilizer and a plowshare to prepare her land for farming. She hopes this loan will enable her to increase her income and improve her lifestyle.
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.