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Mrs. Sok Sovannara Village Bank Group
In this Group: Sok, Khon, Soen, Vann, Chhum, Rom, Ann, Om, Eang
The Village Bank, consisting of nine people living in Preak Ta Aek Village in Kandal Province, is led by 38-year-old Village Bank President Mrs. S. S., the mother of three children who are all attending the local school. She is a mat maker who can make $6 per day, and since her business is doing well, she is requesting a loan to buy more raw materials to make more mats in order to meet customer demand. Her husband, Mr. Duong Kea, is a motorbike taxi driver who can make $3 per day, a small income that nonetheless contributes to the family’s support.

This is a village bank loan consisting mainly of end-of-term loans. Two members have end-of-term loans and the rest have monthly payment loans. Theses members are not required to pay any principal on the loan until the very end of the loan term. End-of-term (EoT) loans are AMK's main product because they are the most beneficial to Cambodia's poor, allowing them to repay portions of the principal whenever they are financially able to. Most clients start to make payments many months before the end of the loan term. Almost all of AMK's clients make their payments on time. AMK has a delinquency rate of only 0.09% and AMK has a default rate of 0% on Kiva.

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
  • 260
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,024,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,075.2
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mrs. Sok Sovannara Village Bank Group's $1,150 loan helped a member to buy more raw materials to make more mats in order to meet customer demand.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2008
Sep 26, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009