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Keom Youn's Group
In this Group: Keom Youn, Seom, Borey, Sok Ny
Mrs. Keom Youn R., age 64, is the president selected by the four members of this village bank loan who all live in Lech Buon village in Kandal province. Each member of this group will use her portion of the loan to support her own business.

Mrs. Keom Youn R. and her husband, Mr. Sary Doeuk, are Khmer noodle sellers in the local village. With this business, they are able to earn a small income to support their family. To maintain the business, Mrs. Keom Youn R. will use this loan from AMK to build a food stand to sell Khmer noodles. This couple has five children: one is a police officer, two are seamstresses in a garment factory, one works in a company and one is a student in the local school.

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
  • 235
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $40,040,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,198.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Keom Youn's Group's $675 loan helped a member to build a food stand for Khmer noodle selling.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 16, 2010
Sep 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2011