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A villager of the Kandal province’s Kandal Steng district, Ren is 45 years old and married with two children, one daughter and one son, both of whom are dependent on her. Ren is a seven-year experienced tailor who earns approximately 6.00 USD per day while her husband is a rice farmer.

Ren is a first cycle client with VisionFund. She requests a loan of 600 USD to buy necessary materials for building a house, including wooden boards, nails, cement, sand, etc.. She hopes to have a decent house for her children's sake.

Additional Information

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.

About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 260
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,024,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Ren to buy necessary materials for building her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 8, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2014