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Mean is 42 and widowed. She has five children; only two are dependent on the family and still in school. Living in a village of the Sa Ang district, Mean has been working as a paid worker in a garment factory to make a living. She has been in this business for five years, and she can earn about US $16 per day to meet the family’s needs.

This is the second loan for Mean with VisionFund; she has repaid the past loan, enabling her to support her family.

Now she is seeking anther loan. She is going to buy soil to refill in her house and use a portion of it to increase her family’s income from her current business so as to make a better living and keep her children in school.

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
  • 41
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,746,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Mean to buy soil to refill in her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2013
Apr 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014