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Chhan's Group
In this Group: Chhan, Khea, Sareth, Vy
Chhan is 49 years old and a widowed mother residing in Moung Russey district of Battambang province. Chhan's main sources of income are her two-hectares of rice farm and working for others for a fee. She has been involved in her current business for 10 years and she gets almost 37,000 KHR each day from it.

This is the fifth loan for Chhan with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner) and she has repaid back her past loan completely. Nowadays, her living conditions are better than before. Now, she is forming a group to get a new loan. The total amount of her group loan is 5,000,000 KHR, of which 1,400,000 KHR is her loan portion. She will spend her loan portion to pay the fee for harvesting her paddy rice and to buy good sesame seedlings to grow to supplement her income. She very much hopes to harvest her crop in a timely way.

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
  • 37
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,708,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,984.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Chhan's Group's $1,275 loan helped a member to pay the fee for harvesting her paddy rice and to buy good sesame seedlings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 27, 2013
Dec 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2014