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Sophal's Group
In this Group: Sophal, Savuth, Lin
Sophal, a father of four schoolchildren, makes a living through buying recycled products for resale. To earn extra income, his wife raises chickens. Having been with this business for five years, he is able to make 42,800 KHR per day and he is able to save about 6,000 KHR per day.

Sophal's group consists of three members. Two are fourth-time borrowers and one is the first-time borrower.

Sophal has managed to overcome his family's difficulty from the past loan that he has paid back completely. Now, he and one of his co-members are applying for 1,400,000 KHR each while the remaining member is seeking 1,000,000 KHR.

As the leader, he is going to use his portion to buy recycled items for resale and also to buy chicken feed. He hopes to make more income from his current business so he can maintain his 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
  • 79
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,788,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,027.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sophal's Group's $950 loan helped a member to buy recycled items for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2012
Nov 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013