To strive for a living, she sells dessert as her main source of income and catches fish to sell to supplement her income. She has been involved in her business for 15 years. She is a former borrower with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner) for seven previous loan cycles, which she has repaid back completely. This had a positive impact on her family, as well as provided timely support toward her business.
Now, she leads a group of two to get a new loan of 1,400,000 KHR each. As the leader, she will spend her entire loan portion to renovate her house and to buy ingredients for making dessert to sell. She hopes her family’s business will improve so she can increase her income to keep supporting her family.
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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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid