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Chin's Group
In this Group: Chin, Sophal
Aged 55 years, Chin is widowed and lives in a rural village located in the Battambang province’s Ek Phnom district, Cambodia. She is a mother of five children, one of whom is dependent on her and still in school. For the last twenty years, Chin has been farming rice and selling vegetables to make a living. She can earn about 60,000 KHR per day from her current business and can save about 10,000KHR each day for future needs.

This is the first loan for Chin’s group with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund. She is requesting a loan for 1,000,000 KHR. Chin, who is the leader, will use her portion to buy pesticides and seeds for her farmland. She hopes to increase her harvest which will improve her living standard.

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
  • 41
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,736,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,983.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Chin's Group's $525 loan helped a member to buy pesticides and seeds for her farmland.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014