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Mrs. Lach Kong Village Bank Group
In this Group: Lach, Kim, Chandy, Toek, Duch, Duch, Mach, Horn, Ul, Onn, Sieng, Chok, Sroeun, Touch
This village bank loan consists of fourteen people who live in Rumchek village in TaK. province. Mrs. Lach K., 55, is the village bank president selected by the other members who will use their portions of the loan for different purposes.

Mrs. Lach K. is a farmer who owns a 0.5-hectare plot of land to cultivate rice to sell to support her family. She also sells Khmer noodles and desserts in the local village. Although Mrs. Lach K. works hard, she earns little money. To improve her family's living standards, she is seeking a loan to start a new business by buying some piglets for breeding. Mrs. Lach K. is a widow with two children: one is a rock breaker and the other is employed in a printing house.

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
  • 177
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,452,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,215.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mrs. Lach Kong Village Bank Group's $2,050 loan helped a member to buy some piglets for breeding.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 27, 2010
Nov 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 1, 2011