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Mrs. Yoem C. is a farmer in Sophy village in Takeo province. She owns a plot of land on which to cultivate rice. In this plantation, she earns a little income to support her family. Thus, she decided to ask for a loan to buy two cows for breeding and to reduce her cost of plowing.

Her husband, Mr. Yin Ry, is a construction worker. Mrs. Yoem C. is 45 years old and the mother of eight children, three of whom are employed in a garment factory while another is a laborer. Another two are enrolled in the local school and the remaining two are too young to work or study. Her husband is shown on the right in the photo.

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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.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 260
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,024,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,150.7
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Yoem to buy two cows for breeding and to reduce her cost of plowing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 1, 2009
May 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2010