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Rokiyas' Group
In this Group: Rokiyas, Kakeylas
Rokiyas lives in a rural area of Kampong Cham province, Dambae district. She has five children. Three of them are still in school and the remaining two have their own occupations as paid-workers. Rokiyas earns a living by farming one hectare of cassava and a half hectare of rubber trees. To help her to earn extra income, her husband purchases cows for resale.

This is Rokiyas's first time applying for a loan from VisionFund, Kiva’s partner. Rokiyas’s group consists of two female members including her. As the group leader, she will use her loan portion to buy fertilizer, plow her farmland, and pay for labor. She hopes to earn more income so as she can have better living conditions and keep her children in school.

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
  • 75
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,847,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Rokiyas' Group's $750 loan helped a member to buy fertilizer, plow her farmland, and pay for labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2013
Jun 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014