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Kimheng is married and 23 years old. To support her family, she works in a local factory. She has been with in line of work for two years, but would like to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Banking. However, a shortage of financial aid is her main challenge. To overcome this hardship, she is requesting financial help from VisionFund (Kiva’s partner). She will use her entire loan to pay tuition. She hopes that this financial support will help her to acquire an academic degree so as she can get a better job at a higher salary to support her family.

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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
  • 47
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,691,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Kimheng to pay her tuition fee.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2014
Mar 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 19, 2015