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Samon's Group
In this Group: Samon, Dy , Kong
A villager residing in a rural area of Ratanak Mondul district located in Battambang province of Cambodia, Samon is 41 years of age and married with four children, one daughter of whom is a school-aged child and still dependent on her. To make a living, Samon has a business planting corns and chilies. Having been in this business for almost 20 years, she is able to earn approximately 33,000KHR per day and save around 13,000KHR after deducting her daily cost of living.

Samon's group consists of three female members, all first-time borrowers with VisionFund (Kiva's partner). Samon is leading her group to request a loan in the amount of 1,900,000KHR in total. This hard-working woman, Samon, will use her loan portion to purchase fertilizer, corn seeds and chili seeds, and pesticide to apply to her farmland. She highly hopes that, after receiving the loan, her business will achieve good quality crop yields so that she can boost her income as well as improve the living standard of her family.

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
  • 329
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,587,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,044.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Samon's Group's $475 loan helped a member to purchase fertilizer, corn seeds, chili seeds, and pesticide.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 5, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2013