Sithon, 36, is a single woman and lives in a village of the Ou Reang Ov district of Kampong Cham province. She is a rice farmer and she supplements her family’s income through working as a tailor in the village. She has been in this business for ten years, earning about US $5 per day and managing to save about US $2 each day after daily expenses.
Sithon is a first-cycle client with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. She is seeking a loan of US $300. She is going to use this loan to buy a sewing machine for her tailoring business. She hopes this loan will enable her to earn more income from the current business so as to improve her standard of living.
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.