Aged 32 years, Sreynat is married and lives with her husband and two sons in a rural area located in the Kandal Stoeng district, Cambodia. Both of her sons are dependent and are now attending school in the local area. She earns a living as a tailor; she has been in this business for twelve years while her husband is a rice farmer. He also runs a motor rickshaw during his spare time to gain additional income for the family. Together, they can earn about US $11 per day and afford to save about US $4 each day after deducting expenses.
Sreynat has been a member of VisionFund for three cycles already and she successfully repaid the loans. She used the loans from VisionFund to improve her livelihood and improve her house. Given her husband's motor rickshaw is a bit old and out of date, she is requesting another loan of US $1,000 with VisionFund to buy a new motor rickshaw for her husband's business. This loan will enable her husband to have a new motor rickshaw to run and serve more people better. She hopes to increase her family's income to keep her sons in school to study furtfher.
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.