Lang makes a living through farming rice on a hectare plot of farmland. Having been in the current business for 10 years, she is able to earn around 15,000 KHR per day. Lang is leading a loan group comprised of two female members who are both first-time borrowers with VisionFund (Kiva's partner) to take out a loan in the amount of 1,500,000 KHR in total. As the group leader, Lang will use her portion of the loan, which is 1,000,000 KHR, to support her rice-growing business by buying fertilizer and to operate a new business by buying piglets to raise.
In the future, Lang hopes to be able to buy more plots of farmland in order to expand her rice-growing business, which is the business that provides the main source of her family's income, and generate more income for the 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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