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Sokhon's Group
In this Group: Sokhon, Savorn, Phalla
Sokhon, aged 33 years old and the mother of one daughter, is a rural villager from the Moung Russey district of Battambang district, Cambodia. To earn a daily living, she has been raising pigs for more than four years. This is the main source of income, and her husband supplements the family's income as a fisherman. The current business earns her about 22,000 KHR. For the four loan cycles that she has been with Kiva partner VisionFund, she has paid back all the loans with success, maintaining a better standard of living for her family. Now, she has formed a group of three female members to seek a new loan and she is the group leader. This is the fifth loan cycle for her and one of her fellow group members, while it is the first loan cycle for the remaining member. For her, the loan portion will be used to buy more pigs for raising. She hopes to raise her pig healthfully so as to sell it for a high price to earn more income to support her family.

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
  • 212
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $39,893,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,067.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sokhon's Group's $950 loan helped a member to buy more pigs for raising.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013