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Mao's Group
In this Group: Mao, Sokhon
Mao is a citizen living in Battambang province’s Moung Russey district of Cambodia. She is 30 years old and married with three dependent children. Two of her children are school-aged and the other one is too young for schooling.

Mao and her husband have been working as rice farmers on a two-hectare farmland, earning around 22,000KHR daily. Mao has been with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner) for two loan cycles already, with which she accomplished relieving the burdens of her family. Now she is leading a loan group of two female members to seek for a loan in the amount of 1,200,000KHR in total. With 1,000,000KHR, which is Mao’s requested loan portion, she will purchase fertilizer and to cover the cost of labor. Mao has a dream of being able to expand her rice-growing business by buying more plots of farmland.

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
  • 250
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,502,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,000.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mao's Group's $300 loan helped a member to purchase fertilizer and to cover the cost of labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Nov 14, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013