Chanry is aged 28 years and married with two children. Her family lives in a rural area of the Kandal Steong district of Kandal province, Cambodia. Both of her children are dependent on her; one is in school while the remaining one is still too young for school. Chanry and her husband have been working as a paid garment workers for several years to support the family. Together, they are able to earn about US $6 per day and manage to save about US $3 each day after daily expenses.
Chanry has been with VisionFund for one loan cycle and completely paid back the past loan which has helped her to relieve family’s burden and improve livelihood. Now she is requesting a loan of US $700 to buy renovate her old kitchen and use a portion of it to buy household supplies. She hopes this loan will enable her to improve her standard of living and keep her child in school.
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.