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A married mother of three children, Chaneng is 46 years old and a resident in Kampong Cham Province, Srey Sonthor district. She is a farmer in the local area who grows rice on 1 hectare of farmland. Engaging in this business for over than 20 years, she can earn around $9 per day.

Chaneng is a client in her first loan cycle with VisionFund. She is now applying for a loan to pay for her son's university fee to study engineering. She hopes that her son will have a special skill for a long-term income that will support the family.

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 $275 helped Chaneng to pay for her son's university fee to study engineering.
24% repaid
Repayment Term
62 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 24, 2013
Nov 11, 2013
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