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Mrs. Sopheak Vann Village Bank Group
In this Group: Sopheak, Ly, Sary, Thybeing, Loeng, Yoen, Srey Neang, Chanthy, Savy, Savoen, Ream, Phall, Seing, Shim, Kemleang, Sokha, Sameth, Khoeun, Thiha, Tha, Heoun
This village bank loan consists of twenty-one people who live in Khsom village in Kandal province. Mrs. Sopheak V., who was born in 1987, is the village bank president selected by the other members. The members will each use their loan for a different purpose to improve their living.

Mrs. Sopheak V. is a seamstress in a garment factory where she earns a low salary to support her family. Her husband, Mr. Bros Yen, is a fisherman.

Now, Mrs. Sopheak V. has a problem because her husband does not have a fishing boat to use. So, to improve his fishing, she is seeking a loan to buy a fishing boat for him to use.

Mrs. Sopheak V. is the mother of two children, one of whom is enrolled in the local public school while the other is too small to work or study.

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
  • 291
    View loans »
    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,541,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,260.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mrs. Sopheak Vann Village Bank Group's $3,300 loan helped a member to buy a fishing boat for her husband to use.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 23, 2010
Aug 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 29, 2011