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Sambo's Group
In this Group: Sambo, Sopheak
Sambo is a 46-year-old married man with four children. Two of his children, one daughter and one son, are dependents who are currently in school. Sambo lives in the Battambang province’s Ratanak Mondul district of Cambodia. To earn a living, Sambo plants corn while his wife farms rice in order to supplement the family's income. He has received seven previous VisionFund microloans which have helped him to improve his family’s living conditions. His main business challenge is the lack of irrigation to supply his corn field.

Sambo and his fellow group member, who just joined VisionFund as a first-time female borrower, are requesting a 2,100,000 KHR loan. He will use his portion of the loan, 1,400,000 KHR, to cover the cost of plowing his corn field, buying corn seeds and fertilizer, and to cover the cost of labor. In the future, Sambo hopes to expand his business to earn more income.

Additional Information

About VisionFund Cambodia

VisionFund Cambodia is a Christian organization and microfinance institution that provides small loans and other financial services to improve the lives of children, empower poor women and their families, and grow successful businesses. The organization works primarily in rural parts of Cambodia and has distinguished itself by targeting the very poor who require smaller loan sizes, regardless of religious beliefs, gender or ethnic background.

Kiva lenders’ funds will help the organization to expand into the northeastern provinces of the country, which have historically been underserved and difficult to reach with financial services.

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
  • 53
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,847,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,059.9
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sambo's Group's $525 loan helped a member to buy corn seed, fertilizer, and pay for plowing fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 27, 2012
Oct 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013