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Residing in Banteay Meanchey province, Mara is 46 years old and the father of four children. The main source of income for his family are his occupation as a construction manager and his wife’s job of working for others for a fee. This is the first loan for Mara with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner). He will spend this entire loan portion on his son’s school fees and study materials. He hopes that his son can fulfill his dream of holding a bachelor's degree specializing in engineering and get a good job after he graduates.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of VisionFund Cambodia’s higher education program, designed to provide financing to students in poor households who otherwise lack the financial support to continue their studies. Very few students have the financial resources necessary to go to college. VisionFund Cambodia has designed a lower-interest rate loan product for students, given the financial benefits associated with financing this loan upfront on Kiva. It is disbursed to the borrower in annual installments.

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.


About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 212
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $40,040,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,650 helped Mara to pay for his son’s school fees and study materials.
21% repaid
Repayment Term
56 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2013
Oct 20, 2013
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