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Sithou's Group
In this Group: Sithou, Kimhong
Sithou is a 34-year-old mother of five children. She earns a living through farming rice, and her husband plants cassava to gain extra income to support the family. She has been in this business for fifteen years, and it earns her about 21,000 KHR per day. All of her children are still in school.

Sithou’s group consists of two members who live in the same village. She is in her first loan with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. Now she is leading her group to apply for a loan. Sithou will use her portion to buy fertilizer for her farm; he will also use a portion of it to pay for labor. She hopes to increase her family’s income from her current business to reach a higher standard of living and keep her children 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
  • 101
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $35,470,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,998.9
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sithou's Group's $400 loan helped a member to buy fertilizer for her farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 9, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013