Nineteen people in Preak Ta Ten Village in Kandal Province are members of the Village Bank loan, and they plan to use the loan for a variety of purposes. Mrs. Long S., the Village Bank President and a vegetable farmer, is a 54-year-old widow with two children who are employed in a garment factory. Long’s plantation field is currently infertile; in order to solve this problem, she is requesting a loan to purchase fertilizers to support her field as well as more pesticides to kill a variety of crop-threatening insects.
Mrs. Mann N. is represented in the picture by her husband.
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.