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Loekheang is a citizen from a rural area located in Kandal Province’s Sa Ang District. Loekheang is 56 years old. To make a living, she has been selling grocery items for 38 years. The current business earns her about US$8 per day to meet the family’s need.

Loekheang has been a member with Kiva partner, VisionFund, for five cycles. Loekheang successfully paid back the past loan, which has helped her to better support her family. She is now requesting an education loan to pay the tuition fees for the four years of her son’s bachelor degree program majoring in Law. This loan will enable her to send her son to university.

Loekheang hopes that her children will have a good and bright future from these academic studies and earn a better living in the future.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of VisionFund Cambodia’s higher education program, designed to provide financing to students in poor households who otherwise lack the financial support to continue their studies. Very few students have the financial resources necessary to go to college. VisionFund Cambodia has designed a lower-interest rate loan product for students, given the financial benefits associated with financing this loan upfront on Kiva. It is disbursed to the borrower in annual installments.

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
  • 37
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,708,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,600 helped Loekheang to pay tuition fees.
22% repaid
Repayment Term
50 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2013
Oct 17, 2013
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