Now, Soeurng leads a microloan group consisting of four female members. Her past loans, which she completely repaid, have supported her business in a gradual manner and she has been able to buy some household items for her family including a cabinet, table, TV, etc. Now, Soeurng and one of her co-borrowers are seeking 1,400,000 KHR each, and the two other group members are seeking 1,000,000 KHR each. As the group leader, Soeurng will use her loan portion to buy fertilizer and rice seed and to pay for pumping water for her rice. She hopes to gain a larger yield and to earn more income to maintain her living.
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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