A citizen from a rural village located in the Pursat province’s Kror Kor district, Rath is 30 years and married with two children, who are still small. For the last ten years, she has been selling grocery items while her husband is a fisherman. With the current business, they can earn about 16,000 KHR per day and can save about 10,000 KHR each day for future needs.
Rath is just a member with VisionFund this cycle. Now she is applying for a loan of 2,500,000 KHR to buy materials to support their fishing business. She hopes to catch more fish that she can sell for a good price, thus increasing her family's living standards.
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.