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A rural villager in the Kandal Stoeng district, Sophorn is 29 years old and married with two daughters. To make a living, she has been farming rice as a main source of income. To gains extra income, she is a hair dresser while her husband is a truck driver. She has been in this business for five years. This is the first loan for Sophorn with Kiva's partner, VisionFund. She is now applying for a loan of 4,000,000KHR with VisionFund to buy fertilizer, insecticide and rice seed for her farming and use some portion to buy the some items for her hair salon. This loan will enable Sophorn to expand her business so as to increase family's income and provide a good education to her children.

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.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 257
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,497,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,082.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Sophorn to buy fertilizer, insecticide and rice seed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 21, 2013
Sep 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014