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Mrs. Sambok A. is a farmer in Trapaing Knol Village in Takeo Province. Her husband, Mr. Thuok SA., sells firewood. Since his business is doing well, he wants to expand it. Thus, Mrs. Sambok A. is requesting a loan, which she use along with her savings, to buy a horse and cart to transport the firewood to sell. She hopes to increase their income and improve the family's living conditions with this loan. She is 26 years old and the mother of three children, one of whom is enrolled in the local school; the other two are too young to work or study. Her husband and a child appear with her in the photograph.

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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
  • 37
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,709,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,205.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Sambok to buy a horse and cart to transport the firewood to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 14, 2009
Jul 29, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010