Saman, 34, is married with five children residing in a rural village of the Bovel district of Battambang province. Two of her children are dependent on her and still in school. To support the family, she has been farming rice, and growing soybeans and sesame for 16 years. She can earn about KHR 27,000 per day and can save about KHR 10,000 each day for their future needs.
Saman has been with VisionFund for two cycles. She completely paid back the loans from VisionFund and successfully used the loans to better support her family. She is now applying for another loan of KHR 3,000,000 to buy seeds, fertilizer and pesticides for her farmland. She hopes to increase her crop yield to increase her family’s income and make a living better.
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.