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Soem's Group
In this Group: Soem, Chea, Soam, Mot
This group loan consists of four people who live in Preaek Kong Reach village in Kandal province. This group loan selected Mrs. Soem K., who was born in 1972, as the group leader. With the loans, they hope to increase their income to improve the family standard of living.

Mrs. Soem K. is a farmer who owns one hectare of land which she uses to cultivate rice to make a living. With this farming, she needs a loan to buy fertilizers and gasoline for cultivating rice. In addition to farming, she also breeds pigs at home. Her husband, Mr. Sam Koy, 37 years-old, works as a construction worker where he receives a small salary to support his family. This couple has two children who attend the local 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
  • 37
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,709,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,040.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Soem's Group's $400 loan helped a member to buy fertilizers and gasoline for cultivating rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Dec 16, 2010
Jan 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 27, 2011