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Youn's Group
In this Group: Youn, Hay, Sarom, Oun
Youn is 37 and married. She lives in a rural village of the Moung Russey district of Battambang province and has five children, two of whom are still in school. She has farmed rice and sesame for 10 years, earning about 50,000 KHR per day. Her husband supplements their income by working as a carpenter in a village.

Youn’s group consists of four members who are all female. She has been with VisionFund for two cycles. She has used the past loans successfully to better support her family. Now Youn is leading her group to apply for a loan with VisionFund. She will use her portion to buy fertilizer and pesticides for her farmland and pay labor costs. She hopes to increase her crop yields and earn more income to improve her standard of living.

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
  • 41
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,736,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,087.4
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Youn's Group's $1,325 loan helped a member to buy fertilizer and pesticides for her farmland.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014