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Mrs. Pov Me Village Bank Group
In this Group: Pov, Rin, Vanney, Sophorn, So Chea, Sok Lorn, Rann, Aoeut, Thary, So Pheap, Rem
Mrs. Pov M., born in 1965, is a farmer who owns a small piece of land to cultivate rice – not to sell, but for her family. Aside from this, she is also a pig breeder, while her husband, Mr. Sophorl Chea, is a lumberjack. Now she has a problem because her field has infertile soil. So, to improve production, Mrs. Pov M. is seeking a loan to buy fertilizer. With the rest of the loan, she will buy gasoline and piglets, and rent a plow machine to plow her field. She is the mother of seven children: two are seamstresses in a garment factory, while another is helping the father do business, and the others are attending the local public school.

Eleven people make up this village bank and live in An Long Barang village in Kandal province. Mrs. Pov M. is the village bank president, selected by the other members. The members will use their portion of the loan in varied ways.

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
  • 56
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,691,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,265.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mrs. Pov Me Village Bank Group's $1,975 loan helped a member to buy fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2010
Aug 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 29, 2011