Originally from a village of Kampong Cham province’s Kang Meas district, Han is 53 years old. She is a widowed mother of five children, one of whom is dependent and still in school. She has struggled to feed her children by selling groceries and various kinds of fruit. Sometimes Han also sells rice to add up more income for the family. She earns about US$8 per day and manages to save about US$3 each day for future needs.
Han has been a member of VisionFund for one cycle already, and she wisely and successfully used her first loan to make her living conditions better. Now she is applying for another loan of US$700 to buy various kinds of fruit to resell, such as mangoes, durians, etc. Han hopes to increase her income from her fruit-selling business to improve her family’s living conditions.
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.