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Mrs. Samit Y. lives in Doem Pou village in Takeo province. She is a farmer who owns a plot of land to cultivate rice. She faces an obstacle because she does not have enough money to buy rice seed to grow on the field, so she decided to ask for a loan to buy rice seed. She would use the rest of the loan to purchase fertilizer to secure a more productive crop. Her husband, Mr. Nak Phoeun, transports passengers with a horse and cart. Mrs. Samit Y. is thirty-two years old and the mother of four children who are enrolled in the local school. Her husband is also shown 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
  • 262
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,524,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,200.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Samit to buy rice seed and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 14, 2009
Jul 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2010