Mrs. Shem D. is a group leader of six who all live in the Sdao Kanlaeng Village in Kandal Province. She is a housewife who cooks delicious food for her family. Her husband, Mr. Suon Sokha, is a car repairer who can make $5 per day. In his business, he now faces a small problem because he does not have enough car equipment to fix his customers' cars. Thus, his wife, Mrs. Shem D., has decided to ask for a loan to buy additional car equipment for her husband's business.
Mrs. Shem D. is 29 years old and the mother of four children, three of whom are attending the local school while the youngest child - five years old - is too young to attend school.
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.