A mother of three schoolchildren, residing in Pursat Province, Kunthea is a local who deals with the daily cost of living by farming rice, cassava and peanuts. It is a business that she has had for 12 years. This is a second loan for Kunthea with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner). She has fully repaid her past loan wisely, and it helped her with timely support for her agribusiness. For this cycle, she teamed up as a group of four to get a new loan. As the leader, she will spend her loan portion to buy 10 sacks of fertilizer to boost her crop output. She highly believes that she can make more income than before.
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.