A widowed mother of six, Sokhey lives with her children in a wooden house in Kampong Cham province. Rice farming is the family's primary source of income. During spare time, Sokhey works for others for a wage. She has been farming rice for thirty years.
Sokhey used her savings to buy necessary home appliances and a horse to help with her farming business. Sokhey hopes to buy another plot of land for farming in order to make more income. Therefore, she applied for a third loan from VisionFund of KHR 2,000,000.
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.