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Sophea's Group
In this Group: Sophea, Rey, Sarat, Sophan, Mom
Originally from a rural village of the Kampong Cham province’s Prey Chhor district, Sophea is a 35-year-old mother of two dependent children, both of whom are in school. To support her children Sophea has been farming rice and cassava for fifteen years while her husband has been working locally to earn more money. Together, they can earn about 20,000 KHR and save about 5,000 KHR of it each day for future needs. Drought is the main challenge to her farm work.

Sophea’s group consists of five female members who live in the same village. This will be her first loan with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. As leader of her group, she is applying for a loan that will come to 1,000,000 KHR each.

Sophea is going to use her portion of the loan to buy fertilizer and pay for laborers’ fees for her farm. She hopes her crop yield will become more profitable so as to make a better living and keep her child in school.

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
  • 316
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,587,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,032.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sophea's Group's $1,250 loan helped a member to buy fertilizer and pay for laborers’ fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 18, 2012
Nov 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013