Supporting rural entrepreneurship

Supporting rural entrepreneurship

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Oikocredit partner VisionFund Cambodia (VFC) provides loans to poor farmers and small entrepreneurs in rural areas to enable them to generate a reliable source of income.

Since the beginning of its operations, in 2001, VFC has helped hundreds of thousands of Cambodians start and grow their businesses.

 VFC also provides training on:

  • financial literacy
  • business and money management
  • social issues, including domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, children's rights and gender equality

Partner since 2007

Oikocredit became a partner of VFC in 2007 to support its expansion in Cambodia. In the first quarter of 2013, the second tranche of a KHR 8.2 billion loan (€ 1.6 million) was disbursed.

VFC is a microfinance institution supervised by the National Bank of Cambodia.

Since the start of this partnership, Oikocredit has approved six loans to VFC, totalling € 7.9 million.

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