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Savon's Group
In this Group: Savon, Samnang, Sreymom, Lan
Living in a rural area located in the Ratanak Mondol district where crop farming is a common way to make a living, Savon, 50, is a married mother of five children, two of whom are dependent and still in school. The source of her family’s income is from farming on a one-hectare area of farmland and raising pigs while her husband also earns additional income by buying and selling garbage in local area. She and her husband have been in this business for ten years. The main challenge for her family’s business is the lack of working capital.

This is Savon's sixth loan with Kiva’s partner VisionFund. She successfully repaid the past loans which have helped her to relieve her family’s financial burden and support her children’s education. Now she can earn about 25,000 KHR per day and can save about 10,000 KHR each day for the future. With the need to support her business, she is now leading her group of four to request another loan with VisionFund. As the group leader, she will use her portion to buy seeds and pesticides for her farmland, as well as use a portion of it for land plowing. With this loan, Savon hopes to increase her crop yields so as to earn more income to improve her family’s lifestyle.

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.

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.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 193
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,012,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,023.2
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Savon's Group's $1,050 loan helped a member to buy seeds and pesticides for her farmland.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 7, 2012
Listed
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013