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Channa's Group
In this Group: Channa, Chantha, Sam Orn, Engsorn
Channa is a rural villager from Kampong Cham province and she is 38 years old. She is a married mother and blessed with four schoolchildren.

To feed her family, she grows rice as the main source of income. She also earns extra income via bean planting and her husband has an occupation as a musician for fee. Engaged with this business for 20 years, she is able to earn up 22,200 KHR per day.

This is the second-time loan for her with VisionFund (Kiva’s partner) and she is a leader of a group consisting of four members. As a leader, she will spend her entire loan portion to buy bean seeds and to pay for plowing cost. She hopes this business will enable her to support her kids to study to reach a higher level.

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
  • 92
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,820,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,000.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Channa's Group's $1,100 loan helped a member to buy bean seeds and to pay for plowing cost.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 17, 2014
Apr 11, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015