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Soeun's Group
In this Group: Soeun, Phorn
Living in a rural village located in the Sangke district, Soeun is a 59-year-old widow and has seven children, only one of whom is dependent on her. Pig raising is a primary source of her income to make a living. She raises six pigs and she has been in this business for several years. The main challenge for her business is the illness of the pig.

Soeun has been with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, for two loan cycles while her group member has been with VisionFund for just one cycle. She completely paid back the loans, which have helped her make a better living. Now, she is able to earn around 11,000 KHR per day to spend for daily expenses. Now she is leading her group of two to apply for another loan with VisionFund. As the leader, she is going to use her portion to buy feeds for her pigs. She hopes this loan will enable her to feed her pigs to be fat and healthy and also hopes to make a better living.

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
  • 221
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,987,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,044.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Soeun's Group's $525 loan helped a member to buy feeds for her pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 23, 2012
Jun 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013