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Sokun's Group
In this Group: Sokun, Sokun, Samnal
Living in a thatched roof house in the Ek Phnom district of Battambang province, Cambodia, Sokun is aged 30 years and married. She has two children; one of whom is dependent on her. She and her husband are rice farmers, who have been in farming to make a living for several years in order to better support their family. Her husband sometimes works as a paid construction worker in the local area. From the current business, she is able to earn about KHR 24,000 per day to meet the family’s needs. Low crop yield has been the main challenge for her rice farming business.

Sokun’s group consists of three members who are all females. This is the third micro-loan for Sokun with VisionFund. The past loans have helped her relieve the family's financial burden and better support her family. Now, she and her group members are requesting a loan with VisionFund of KHR 800,000 each. As the leader, she is will use her portion to buy fertilizers and rice seeds for her farmland. She hopes this loan will enable her to increase her crop yield so as to make a better living.

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
  • 108
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,847,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,055.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sokun's Group's $600 loan helped a member to buy fertilizers and rice seeds for her farmland.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 14, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013