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Bich's Group
In this Group: Bich, Bich, Phan, Bros, Ear, Chhin, Phai, Khorn, Chhay
Nine people make up this village loan. Mrs. Bich H., 50 years old, is the village bank president, having been selected by the members of this village loan, located in Preaek Bak village in Kandal province. The members of this village loan hope that the loan will increase their income to improve their families' living conditions.

H. and her husband, Mr. Kong Ith, are farmers who own a plot of land that they use to cultivate vegetables, peanuts, and corn for a living. Aside from farming, her husband also earns some profit through fishing. In order to support her husband's business, H. decided to ask for a loan to buy a fishing boat. This couple has eight children: one is a laborer, one is a farmer, and one is a fisherman. The others are attending the local school and also help with their parents' businesses.

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
  • 37
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,708,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,210.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Bich's Group's $1,050 loan helped a member to buy a fishing boat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2010
Nov 3, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 1, 2011