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Sophorn's Group
In this Group: Sophorn, Sreysros, Lina
Sophorn is a 41-year-old mother of five children. She and her entire family are living in a rural area of Sa Ang district, Kandal Province. She and her husband make a living via rice cropping, which they have been doing for several years.

Including this cycle, Sophorn is a fourth-cycle micro-loan borrower through Kiva's partner, VisionFund. In a smart manner, she has paid back entirely all of her previous loans and it has enabled her to keep up good progress for her business and to maintain her family income. Now Sophorn has formed a group of three to seek a new loan. The three of them are each seeking the same loan amount, KHR 500,000.

As the group leader, Sophorn plans to use her portion to buy materials to build a decent above-the-ground latrine for her household. She hopes that this latrine will help promote good hygienic practices and protection for her family.

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 126
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,207,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,059.9
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sophorn's Group's $375 loan helped a member to build a decent above-ground latrine for her household.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 27, 2012
Listed
Oct 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013