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Vanthon's Group
In this Group: Vanthon, Sophal, Botom
Vanthon lives in a rural village of the Thmor Koul district of Battambang province, Cambodia. He is 28 years old and married with one son who is too young for school.

To support his family, he has been working for others for a fee for six years while his wife grows cabbages to better feed their family. They earn about 20,000KHR per day and save 5,000KHR each day after expenses. Low crop yield has been a challenge for his business.

Vanthon is new to VisionFund and the other members of his group have been with VisionFund from two to four cycles. Vanthon is leading his group of three to apply for this loan.

Vanthon will use his portion to buy a bike and television for his family. He hopes to improve his family's living condition.

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
  • 74
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,753,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,998.9
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Vanthon's Group's $275 loan helped a member to buy a bike and television for his family.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 9, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013