Residing in a rural village of the Kror Kor district of Pursat province, Set is aged 55 years and widowed. She has six children. To support the family, she has been in farming rice and making Khmer noodles for 34 years. To supplement the income, she also raises pigs. The current business earns her family about 12,700 KHR per day to meet their needs.
Set has been a member of Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, for two cycles already and she successfully used the past loans to better support her family to have sufficient food.
She is now applying for a loan of 2,000,000 KHR. She is going to use this loan to buy more piglets for raising. She hopes this loan will enable her to earn more income from her pig raising business, so as to sell them for a good price 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.