Touch, 32, is married with one child residing in a rural village of the Moung Russey district of Battambang province. To support the family, she has been farming rice and selling grocery items for eight years while her husband works as a paid worker in the local area to better support the family. Together, they can earn about KHR 26,000 per day and save about KHR 15,000 each day for future needs.
Touch has been with VisionFund for one cycle and completely paid back the past loan, which has helped her better support her living condition. Now she is applying for another loan of KHR 3,000,000 to buy fertilizers and seeds for her farmland. She will also use a portion of it to spend on buying more grocery items for resale. She hopes to make more income from the current business so as to make a better 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.