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Mrs. Chok Saveth Village Bank Group
In this Group: Chok, Khoem, Chel, Khat, Loeurng, Mork, Hun, Soem, Ut, Soem, Soem
In Samraong village, Takeo province, a group of 11 people makes up the village bank loan group. The group members will use the loan to improve their families' living conditions. Mrs. Chok S. has been selected by the other members as the village bank president.

She is a door-to-door Khmer cheese and fish sauce seller, earning some profit to support her family. Her husband is a farmer who owns a more than 2-hectare plot of land to grow rice to sell to support the family and he is a cow middleman. Since her business is going well, she wants to expand.

To improve her daily income, Mrs. Chok S. is asking for a loan to buy more Khmer cheese to sell and use the rest of the loan to buy a cow to resell. She has two children, one of whom is enrolled in the local public school while the youngest one is 3 years old.

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
  • 149
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,485,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,065.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mrs. Chok Saveth Village Bank Group's $1,725 loan helped a member to buy more Khmer cheese to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 19, 2010
Dec 8, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 4, 2012