Sinat, 27 years old, is a married mother of one son, living in a rural village of the Tbaung Khmum district of Kampong Cham province, Cambodia. Rice farming and cassava planting are the main sources of her family’s income. Having been in this business for several years, Sinat can earn about KHR 40,000 per day, but she can save about KHR 15,000 each day, after daily expenses.
Sinat is just with VisionFund Cambodia for this cycle. Now, she is requesting a loan of KHR 4,000,000 from VisionFund Cambodia to buy fertilizer and seeds for her cultivated land and to spend plowing the field. With this loan, Sinat hopes to grow her rice and cassava healthily and to sell it 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.