A loan of $625 helped a member to buy more grocery items and clothes for resale.


Sinon's Group's story

Sinon, 38, is a rice farmer in a rural village of the Kampong Cham province’s Tbaung Khmum district of Cambodia. She has three children, all of whom are dependent on her and they are still in school in the local area.

She has been selling grocery items and clothes for 11 years. The current business earns her about 15,000 KHR per day. After daily expenses, she manages to save about 5,000 KHR each day for future needs.

Sinon has been with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, for two cycles while the other member has been with VisionFund for one cycle. Sinon completely repaid the loans, which have helped her to send her children to school.

Now she and her fellow group member would like to request another loan of KHR 1,200,000 each. As the leader, she is going to use her portion to buy more grocery items and clothes for resale and use a portion of it to buy household supplies. Through this loan, she hopes to earn a large income for the family so as to improve her living conditions and keep her children in school.

In this group: Sinon, Sinat
*not pictured



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: October 10, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia

Lenders and lending teams



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: October 10, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Cambodia