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Mr. Ben Chi Village Bank Group
In this Group: Ben, Naet, Phalla, Heng, Sokonth, Yan, Thavy, Kim, Pon, Run
This village bank loan, which consists of ten members, is located in Prey Run village in Takeo province. Mr. Ben C. is the village bank president selected by the other members, who all plan to use their loans for different purposes.

Mr. Ben C. is a farmer who owns 2 hectares of land to cultivate rice to support his family. His wife is a wine and gasoline seller in the local village. He is the father of three children, two of whom are teachers, while the third attends the local public school. Mr. Ben C. is facing some obstacles because his rice field is infertile but he does not have enough money to improve it. Thus, Mr. Ben C. decided to request a loan to buy fertilizer. He would use the rest of the loan to start a new business and buy three piglets for breeding . Mr. Ben C. is busy with his rice field so his wife came instead of him to take out the loan .

Additional Information

About AMK

Angkor Microfinance Kampuchea (AMK) is a leading microfinance institution in Cambodia with a wide reach of operations. AMK works with over 6,000 villages and serves clients in every Cambodian province. With an average loan size of US$115, AMK’s focus is to provide credit and savings products to the very poor in rural areas. For more information, please visit AMK's website.

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
  • 46
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,692,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,189.4
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mr. Ben Chi Village Bank Group's $1,675 loan helped a member to buy fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 23, 2010
Apr 3, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 29, 2011