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Sareout's Group
In this Group: Sareout, Heak
Sareout resides in a rural area of Moung Russey District in Cambodia’s Battambang Province. He is 29 years of age and married with two dependent kids, one of whom is too young for school, while the other one is currently in school. To make a living, Sareout and his wife have been farming rice and planting beans so tirelessly for eight years, earning around 24,000 riels (KHR). After deducting the daily costs of living, they save approximately 18,000 KHR for future needs.

Sareout, a second-time borrower, is leading a group whose other member is just a first-time borrower with Kiva’s partner VisionFund. They are taking out a loan in the amount of 1,000,000 KHR and 500,000 KHR respectively. The group leader, Sareout, states that with the previous loan he was able to improve the living conditions of his family. This time, he will use his requested loan portion to pay the wages of his farm laborers. With the help of his loan, Sareout highly believes that he will be able to harvest rice and beans on time.

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
  • 43
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,708,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,000.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sareout's Group's $375 loan helped a member to pay the wages of farm laborers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2012
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013