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Mr. Sambath Ban Village Bank Group
In this Group: Sambath, Sareth, Vann, Horn, Vanny, Sok Varth, San, Sophal, Sinoun, Channy, Sokhom
This village bank loan has eleven people who live in Chheu Teal village in Kandal province. Mr. Sambath B. is the village bank president, selected by all the members. Each member will use their loan for a different purpose that will improve their businesses in the future.

Mr. Sambath B. is a fisherman and his wife, Mrs. Chea Net Keo, is a fish and fruit seller in the local market. Since his wife’s business is going well, Mr. Sambath B. wants to expand it to improve his family’s living conditions. He is seeking a loan to buy more fruits and fish for his wife to resell.

The couple supports seven children, three of whom are seamstresses in a garment factory, while another three are studying in the local public school, and the youngest one is two years old.

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
  • 48
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,705,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,228.3
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mr. Sambath Ban Village Bank Group's $1,900 loan helped a member to buy more fruits and fish for his wife to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2010
Jun 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011