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Lim's Group
In this Group: Lim, Chenda
Lim is a local farmer from Prey Chhor district of Kampong Cham province. She lives in a thatched-roof house, with her family, including five children. Out of her five children, she needs to support only three. Two of the dependent children are still in school, while the remaining one is still too young for schooling. Lim does her rice cropping business on a two-hectare area, which she has been working for 13 years. This work earns her about 23,600 KHR per day.

This is the third microloan for Lim and her co-borrower in the same group of two, with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner). She feels confident that she can move her family’s living status toward an upward trend, better than before. Now, her requested loan amount is 1,400,000 KHR, whereas her fellow group member is applying for 1,000,000 KHR. As the group leader, Lim will use her loan portion to buy fertilizer and insecticide, and to pay for plowing her land. She highly expects that she can gain double yield compared to before, and improve her lifestyle.

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
  • 211
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $39,911,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,987.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Lim's Group's $625 loan helped a member to buy fertilizer and insecticide, and to pay for plowing her land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 5, 2013
Apr 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014