A resident residing in a rural area of Dambae district in Kampong Cham province in Cambodia, Mao is 26 years of age and married with two dependent children, both of whom are school-aged children. This industrious woman, Mao, supports her family by planting cassava and selling some grocery items in order to complement the income.
Mao is a first-time borrower with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. She is requesting a KHR 1,000,000 loan. With this first-time requested loan, Mao plans on paying wages to farm laborers and purchasing more grocery items for resale such as sugar, salt, canned items, etc.
Mao believes that her family’s livelihood will be improved via the help of this loan and, most importantly, she will be able to offer her children a bright future by advancing their education further.
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.