Mom is 31 years old and a mother of two dependent children residing in Thmor Koul district of Battambang province.
For the sake of her family, she mainly rely on rice cropping on a hectare and half, while her husband works for others for a fee. The business she has been involved in for about 10 years has returned her almost 27,000 KHR per day.
Mom is not a first-time borrower with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner). Her past three loans have supported her business and uplifted her living conditions better than before.
Now, she is seeking a new loan of 1,000,000 KHR in order to buy fertilizers and herbicides for her farmland. She hopes to gain a good income from her business so she can send all of her kids to school.
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.