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Partner description:

Chamroeun (meaning “progress” in Khmer) is a microfinance institution with a focus on serving the very poor in Cambodia by providing adapted loans, savings and insurance services. They operate in 16 provinces across Cambodia.

Chamroeun demonstrates a strong commitment to social performance and impact, and their current shareholders are all socially motivated organizations.

A unique lending approach:

Chamroeun provides individual and group loans for working capital or investment. The majority of loans are for small businesses to allow them to startup or scale.

If a borrower has successfully repaid a number of individual or group loans, they can graduate to an entrepreneur loan that provides more capital for a longer repayment period.

Along with financial services, they provide a comprehensive range of non-financial services to their clients including business training, financial literacy, and social and environmental welfare. They also provide microinsurance through a partner and have developed the capability to receive electronic payments, which is an added convenience for clients.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Lending Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Nov 23, 2016 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $7,872,050 $1,963,391,405
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $623,050
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 271
Amount of Paying Back Loans $2,073,020 $155,983,140
Number of Paying Back Loans 2,561 182,346
Amount of Ended Loans $5,799,030 $1,776,188,995
Number of Ended Loans 7,788 2,383,143
Delinquency Rate 5.34% 11.21%
Amount in Arrears $70,858 $10,545,215
Outstanding Portfolio $1,240,512 $94,056,681
Number of Loans Delinquent 396 43,938
Default Rate 0.27% 1.82%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $15,392 $32,352,693
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 38 84,927
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.07% 0.49%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $11,588 $12,028,211
Refund Rate 0.01% 0.54%
Amount of Refunded Loans $625 $10,528,825
Number of Refunded Loans 1 9,602

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Lending Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 86.00% 78.25%
Average Loan Size $761 $392
Average Individual Loan Size $761 $589
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,893
Average number of borrowers per group 0 8.3
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $2,600 $5,599
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 29.26% 7.00%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 18.14 days 8.94 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $41.94 $43.84
  Average Loan Term 17.05 months 11.47 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Lending Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 2,473 1,181,957
  Journaling Rate 30.94% 42.25%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.02
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 0.57

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2017 data)

    This Lending Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 41% PY 30.00% PY 27.02% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) -0.49% 4.6% -3.03%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 184.00% 0.00%

Country Fast Facts

Lending Partner Staff

Phearun ATH
Sophas KHOY
Yannick MILEV
Chansokunthea PHON
Sophal Seng