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Poy, 32, is a local farmer from Kampong Cham Province where cassava growing is one of the common business in the area. She has four children under her care and grows cassava on one hectare of farmland in order to support the daily needs for them as well as the rest of her family. To supplement the family income, her husband also works for other for a fee. For 14 years she has engaged in the current business. She is able to earn up to 22,200 KHR per day. With VisionFund (Kiva’s partner), Poy is a third time borrower. She has managed her loans smartly to support her cassava farm. She is a applying for a new cycle loan with VisionFund in amount of 2,000,000 KHR in order to build a new house for her family. She hopes that she can own a proper house for her children so that her family does not need to worry during cold weather or the rainy season.

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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 Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 38
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,708,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,983.8
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Poy to build a new house for her family.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jan 10, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014