Originally from a rural village of the Prasat Balang district of Kompong Thom province, Leang is a 38-year-old married mother of two children. They are dependent on her and study in the local area. Rice farming is the main source of her family’s income. She can earn about 18,500 KHR per day to meet the family’s needs.
This is the seventh loan for Leang from Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. Now she will apply for a new loan. She will use her portion to buy fertilizer for her farmland. She hopes to increase her current business so as to earn a larger income to make a better living and keep her children in 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.