Chantha is 42 years old and a mother of two children. She and the rest of her family are residing in Kandal province’s Sa Ang district.
She makes a living via pole bean planting. The 22 years' engagement in the current business enables her to generate about KHR 13,300 per day.
Twice, Chantha has taken a microloan from VisionFund Cambodia and has fully repaid them. The past loan has kept up a good pace of her business and has improved her living conditions progressively.
Now, she is taking a new loan of KHR 2,200,000 in order to make poles for her beans and to buy fertilizer and insecticide for her crops. She hopes to earn more income, so she can set aside some money for her future needs.
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.