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Samrach's Group
In this Group: Samrach, Srea
A 58-year-old widowed mother of one, Samrach lives in the Dambae district of Kampong Cham province where she manages two hectares of cassava farming and another two hectares of rice farming. She has been involved in this business since she was 20 years old.

Samrach, as part of a group of two, is applying for her first loan from Kiva partner VisionFund. As the group leader, she will spend her loan portion to buy potash and insecticide to support her farmland. Samrach strongly believes that she can gain a good yield from her cash crops and produce more yields.

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
  • 250
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,056,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,120.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Samrach's Group's $500 loan helped a member to buy potash and insecticide to support her farmland.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 5, 2013
Aug 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014