A citizen of Kampong Cham province’s Ponhea Krek district, Tum is 24 years old and blessed with one small child. Currently, she relies on rice cropping and cassava farming as her main sources of income. Besides helping on the farmland, her husband also works for others for a fee in order to earn extra income. The business has returned her about 30,400 KHR. Tum is new to VisionFund, Kiva’s partner. She is seeking her first loan in order to buy cassava seedlings and fertilizer and pay plowing fees. She hopes that her business will grow in a satisfactory manner so that she can earn a high yield with better income to improve her lifestyle.
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.