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Sophea Bun Village Bank Group
In this Group: Sophea, Srey Mao, Pov, Lyda, Saroeurn, Chanthy, Phan, Saroeurn, Sary, Sophat, Yeth, Ky, Oeurn, Seng, Bunna, Sam Art, Saream, Srey Ny, Sokhorn, Vannak, Lorn, Teng, Phally, Chhoeurn
Twenty-four members in the Rotaing Village will be bonded in a Village Bank, and Mrs. Sophea B. will serve as the Village Bank President. Mrs. Sophea B. is a 33-year-old married woman with four children, all of whom attend school. She is a farmer, and her husband, Mr. Chantha Prum, is also a farmer in the local village.

Typically, Mrs. Sophea B. cultivates her crops twice a year. Her farming business has encountered numerous difficulties in recent months because the field on which she farms is infertile, not to mention the fact that many insects damage the vegetables she is able to grow. Moreover, just last year, Mrs. Sophea B.’s vegetables were ruined by floods during that year's rainy season, which was truly a crisis for her family from a financial standpoint. As such, and in order to solve these problems, Mrs. Sophea B. is requesting a loan to buy more fertilizers and pesticides (to kill insects) for her field.

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
  • 59
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,788,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,945.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sophea Bun Village Bank Group's $3,425 loan helped a member to purchase additional fertilizers and pesticides for the field in order to make her crops more productive.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 9, 2008
May 23, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009