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Samban's Group
In this Group: Samban, Phal, Yan
Originally from a village of the Moung Russey district of Battambang province, Cambodia, Samban is a 37-year-old married mother of one son and one daughter, both of who are dependent on her and are still in school. Rice farming is the main source of her family’s income, which she and her husband have been in for twelve years in order to support the family. Drought is the main challenge for her business.

This is the sixth microloan for Samban with Kiva’s partner VisionFund while the other members in the group are just in the first cycle. Samban has successfully used the past loans to relieve her family’s burden in terms of expenditure and the benefits from these loans also helped to keep her children in school.

Samban was appointed to be a leader to lead a group loan of three members, all of who are females. As the leader, she used her portion to spend on farmland preparation and also to buy fertilizers for her crops. Hopefully, it will produce good yield, which in return she can sell the products at a higher price.

Additional Information

About VisionFund Cambodia

VisionFund Cambodia is a Christian organization and microfinance institution that provides small loans and other financial services to improve the lives of children, empower poor women and their families, and grow successful businesses. The organization works primarily in rural parts of Cambodia and has distinguished itself by targeting the very poor who require smaller loan sizes, regardless of religious beliefs, gender or ethnic background.

Kiva lenders’ funds will help the organization to expand into the northeastern provinces of the country, which have historically been underserved and difficult to reach with financial services.

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
  • 320
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,579,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,045.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Samban's Group's $725 loan helped a member to buy fertilizers for her farmland.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 17, 2012
Aug 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2013