Shown in the picture is a 26-year-old married woman named Sokleap. She and her family reside in a rural area of the Prey Chhor district located in Kampong Cham province in Cambodia. Sokleap is blessed with a son who is still dependent on her and too young for school.
To offer a decent life to her family, she has a business farming rice. To add more income to the family, Sokleap’s husband plants cassava and works for others as a paid worker. Together, this couple is able to earn around 9 USD per day and save approximately 5 USD after deducting the daily expenses.
Sokleap is a first-time borrower with VisionFund, Kiva’s partner. She is now requesting a 1,100 USD loan to purchase more plots of farmland. This hardworking woman, Sokleap, expects that, after receiving the requested loan, she can expand her business, earning greater profit and better supporting her beloved family. In the future, she also hopes that she can send her children to good schools.
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.