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Chanthorn, 50, lives in a rural village of Kampong Cham province’s Koh Sotin district, Cambodia. She is widowed with eight children. To make a living, she has been growing tobacco for 30 years. To make more income, she also works for others for a fee. She earns about USD 7 per day from her current business.

Chanthorn is a first-cycle client with VisionFund. Now, she is asking for an education loan. She is going to use this loan to pay for her son to study Civil Engineering. She hopes that this loan will enable her to keep her son in the university until graduation and help to relieve her family's financial burden so she can sustain and grow her business.

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
  • 258
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,106,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $2,400 helped Chanthorn to pay for her son to study Civil Engineering.
7% repaid
Repayment Term
85 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 3, 2013
Dec 30, 2013
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