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Kon's Group
In this Group: Kon, Noun, Sina
Kon, age 32, is a mother of four school-age children who are attending the primary school in the local area. She makes a living for her children's sake from the rice farm that she grows as the main source of income. To add up more income, she also raises chickens at home while her husband produces palm sugar and catches fishes for sale. Having been this business for several years, she is able to earn about 11,000 KHR per day.

Kon's group consists of three female members; this is the third loan cycle for Kon, the second loan cycle for one of her fellow group members, and the first loan for the remaining member. The past two loans have helped Kon to sustain her chicken-raising business and to buy a boat for supporting her husband's fishing business.

Now, leading this group for the new loan, Kon will use her portion to buy a casting net for the fish-catching business of her husband and to fix the boat. She hopes that her husband can catch more fishes for sale so as to increase their income to maintain a good standard of living for her family 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.

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
  • 139
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,476,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,062.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kon's Group's $575 loan helped a member to buy a casting net and fix the boat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 25, 2012
Aug 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013