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Mr. Saom Sarun Village Bank Group
In this Group: Saom, Phorn, Kung, Chea, Phan, Khoem, Sreng, Yim, Orn, Korng, Chpem, Soeng, Horm, Pheoun, Horm, Uoy, Soy
This village bank loan is made up of 17 people who live in Kong Noy village in Kandal province. Mr. Saom S. is the village bank president who has beE. selected by the other members. The group members will use their portions of the loan for different purposes.

Mr. Saom S. is a 50-year-old farmer who owns a 2.5-hectare plot of land to grow rice to sell yearly to support his family. At present he has a problem because it is time to grow rice but he does not have enough money to do this. Therefore, Mr. Saom S. is requesting a loan to continue farming this current year. His wife, Mrs. S. Art Horm, is a teacher in a local school and earns a low salary to support her family. The couple supports five childrE. – one is a seamstress in a garment factory, one is a construction worker, and the others are studying in a local public school.

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
  • 293
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,541,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,205.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mr. Saom Sarun Village Bank Group's $2,925 loan helped a member to farm rice this year.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 26, 2010
Nov 5, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 30, 2011