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Sambou's Group
In this Group: Sambou, Ngok, Om
Originally from Ek Phnom district in Battambang Province, Sambou is a 33-year-old married woman with three kids, all still in school. She is a rice farmer and her husband is a fisherman. They have had that job for 10 years, and it supports her family as the main source of income. From her current businesses, she is able to earn about KHR 54,000 per day.

Sambou has been with VisionFund for three times and successfully repaid all her loans. The past loans have helped her to improve her standard of living. In a confident manner, she is leading a group of three to request a new loan. Sambou will use her loan to buy a fish trap to support her fishing business. She hopes to earn more income from her current business to make a better living and keep her children in school.

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
  • 113
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $35,445,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,984.8
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sambou's Group's $850 loan helped a member to buy a fish trap.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 20, 2013
Listed
Mar 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 17, 2014