Originally from a rural village of Takeo province’s Bati district, Cheanleap is a 28-year-old mother of two children, all of whom are dependent on her and still too young for school. She has been growing rice and coconuts in the village to make a living. She can earn about US$3 per day from the current business and can manage to save about US$1 each day after offsetting daily expenses.
Chanleap has been with VisionFund for one cycle and completely paid back the past loans which have helped her better support her family. Now she is asking for another loan to buy buffaloes to help her in her farming business. She hopes to increase her crop yield so as to make a better living and hopes to send her children to 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.