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Sokha's Group
In this Group: Sokha, Khan
A married father of six children, two of whom are in school, Sokha is 53 years old and a villager from Ek Phnom district of Battambang province. To deal with the daily cost of living, Sokha does rice cultivation on a 5-hectare area, bean growing on a 2-hectare area, and catches fish for resale to earn extra income. He has managed this job for ages.

Sokha, who has been with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner) for the past two cycles, has fully repaid his loan with success to support his business, and improved his living conditions better than before. Moreover, he is able to set aside some money for future needs, too. For this loan cycle, he joins with another member, who has never been with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner) before. As the leader, he will spend his loan portion to plow his farmland and to buy rice seed and potash. He highly believes that he can expand his business on a bigger scale and make triple income for the sake of his kids.

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
  • 104
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,424,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,086.8
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sokha's Group's $300 loan helped a member to plow his farmland and to buy rice seed and potash.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 27, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014