Sopha, living in Dambae district of Kampong Cham province, is 31 years old and blessed with four children. To feed the entire family, she does cassava cropping on two hectares of farmland and runs a small grocery stall at home while her husband raises pigs for extra income. This is the business that she has had experience in for six years.
She is a five time borrower with Vision Fund (Kiva’s partner). She has fully repaid her past loans with success and it has enabled her to lift her lifestyle progressively. Now, she is seeking a new loan to pay a plowing fee and a weeding fee for her crops. Additionally, she will use a portion of it to build a pigpen for her pig-raising business. Sopha hopes to earn more income from both businesses so she can build a bigger house for her family.
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.