Touch is a second-cycle client with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, while this is her group member's first cycle with VisionFund. The first loan with VisionFund, which she successfully paid back, has helped her with a proper living. She now can earn around 12,000 KHR per day from her current business. Touch, who is the leader, wants to use her portion of the requested loan to buy fertilizer and seeds for her farmland and also use a portion of it to pay for labor. She hopes this loan will enable her to earn a higher income in order for her to be able to afford to extend her farmland, have a decent house, and buy a hand tractor for her farm.
About VisionFund CambodiaVisionFund 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.
This is a Group Loan
In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.
Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.
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