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Mrs. Seum Sorn's Village Bank Group
In this Group: Seum, Eng, Dul, Boel, Son, Mao, Phorn, Seab, Vann, Phov, Thim, Chay, Kea, Chay, Cham, Torn, Oun, Chum, Koe, Phorn
Twenty people in Toul Vihea Village in Kampong Cham Province make up this village bank loan which will be used for different purposes. Mrs. Seum S. is a village bank president that has a plantation where she cultivates rice. She does not have enough money to buy more rice to plant so she has decided to ask for a loan to purchase rice seed. Her husband, Mr. E. Vong, helps with the rice plantation. Mrs. Seum S. is 56 years old and the mother of a 16 year old child who is still attending school.

This is a village bank loan consisting mainly of end-of-term loans. Ten members have end-of-term loans and the rest have monthly payment loans. They 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 it is the most beneficial to Cambodia's poor. It allows them to repay portions of the principal whenever they are financially able. 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
  • 225
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,987,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,171.4
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mrs. Seum Sorn's Village Bank Group's $2,250 loan helped a member to purchase rice seed to cultivate on her plantation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 30, 2008
Oct 15, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009