To feed the family, she is has been growing cassava for ages, and it has returned a decent income to her.
Yeang, whose past loans have been fully repaid with a positive improvement of her lifestyle, is a third-cycle borrower with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner). For this cycle, she is a leader of a big group consisting of nine borrowers. The total amount of her entire group loan is 15,400,000 KHR, of which 2,000,000 KHR is her loan portion.
As the leader, she will use her portion of the loan to buy fertilizer, insecticide, and to pay for plowing and labor fees.
She hopes to expand her business, and that her cassava will produce a good yield.
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
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