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Saophea's Group
In this Group: Saophea, Orn, Sarom, Neang
Saophea, 40, lives with her four children in a village in Kampong Cham province’s Dambae district, Cambodia. All of her children are still in school. Saophea is a widow. To make a living, she has struggled to feed her children by planting cassava on two-hectares of farmland. Having been in this business for 12 years, she can earn approximately 27,000 KHR per day and she can save about 13,000 KHR each day after daily expenses.

Saophea has been with Kiva’s partner, VisionFund, for one loan cycle and completely paid back the loan. With the loans from VisionFund, she has managed to improve her livelihood. She is now leading her group of four to ask for a loan. As the leader, she is going to use her portion to buy pesticides for her cultivated land and plowing the field, and use a portion of it to spend on labor. With this loan, Saophea hopes to increase her family’s income so as to make a better living.

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
  • $35,518,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,986.9
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Saophea's Group's $1,225 loan helped a member to buy pesticides for her cultivated land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 20, 2013
Apr 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014