Kamworks is a solar energy company based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The company provides affordable solar energy solutions to low-income and rural areas. Kamworks manufactures its products in Cambodia and distributes them throughout eight countries in South America, Africa and the Asia Pacific region.
Kamworks' target population is rural Cambodians who are typically excluded from national energy infrastructure. Kamworks focuses on bringing its products to two regions in Cambodia that have little or no electrical connection to the national power grid: Kampong Chhnang and Kratie. Households in these regions rely instead on car batteries and kerosene lighting, which are about ten times more expensive than connection to the national power grid. This makes solar energy a very beneficial option for rural residents of Kampong Chhnang and Kratie.
A unique lending approach:
Kamworks will use Kiva’s loans for the production and distribution of small solar home systems. Energy for the small solar home systems is generated by a solar panel, and the system can power a few lights, a radio, a black and white TV and charge mobile phones.
Kamworks will provide technical training to households upon installation. The company also offers three regular service visits and a 24-hour customer service hot-line.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Sep 18, 2014 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $181,100 $873,552,325
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $604,950
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 505
Amount of Paying Back Loans $166,150 $135,603,825
Number of Paying Back Loans 259 165,411
Amount of Ended Loans $14,950 $737,343,550
Number of Ended Loans 23 916,223
Delinquency Rate 19.82% 8.60%
Amount in Arrears $21,791 $7,503,236
Outstanding Portfolio $109,943 $87,267,520
Number of Loans Delinquent 144 22,532
Default Rate 70.65% 1.32%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $10,561 $9,715,856
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 23 27,172
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.44%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $3,823,595
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.65%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $5,700,625
Number of Refunded Loans 0 5,834

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 38.87% 74.90%
Average Loan Size $642 $407
Average Individual Loan Size $642 $640
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,807
Average number of borrowers per group 0 7.8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $2,600 $5,934
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 24.70% 6.87%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 3.56 days 6.92 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $180.28 $58.90
  Average Loan Term 25.24 months 11.05 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 45 446,955
  Journaling Rate 0.00% 41.59%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.05
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 1.27

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2015 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 25% APR 30.00% PY 26.87% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) -11.14% 4.6% -0.77%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 184.00% 18.82%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Alexander Beltes
Soklen Ean
Arjen Luxwolda
Luke Young