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Sim
A rural villager from the Thmor Koul district of Battambang province, Sim is 40 years old, married, and has three children. For the last ten years, she has been working as a paid worker to make a living, and she also raises cows for supplementary income.

Sim has already been a member of VisionFund for one cycle, and she successfully used that loan to make her life better. Now she is requesting a loan of KHR 1,200,000 from VisionFund, which she will use to buy soil to build up her house compound. With this loan, she hopes to make her house a decent place to live in.

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
  • 124
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $35,859,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,990.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Sim to buy soil to build up her house compound.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 15, 2012
Listed
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 20, 2014