A 34-year-old mother of one child, Sreyhean resides in a rural village of the Kandal province’s Kandal Stoeng district, Cambodia.
To support her living, she has been farming rice for two years. To supplement her income, she also works as a garment worker and her husband also works as a paid worker. Together, they can earn about KHR 18,000 per day from the current business and can save about KHR 40,000 each day for their future needs.
This is the first loan for Sreyhean with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. She is applying for a loan of KHR 3,400,000 and she will use this loan to buy a decent motorbike for her family to commute to work, and she will use a portion of it to spend on renovating her old house. She hopes this loan will enable her to improve her standard of 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.