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Mr. Thoeun M. lives in Trapeang Roka village in Takeo province. He and his wife, Mrs. Nget Pheap, are farmers who own a piece of land on which they cultivate rice to earn a living. Although they try to work hard, they still earn less income than they need to support the family.

Thus, Mr. Thoeun M. wants to start a new business. He decided to ask for a loan to buy a store at the local market for selling clothes, and he would use the rest of the loan to buy more clothes to re-sell.

Mr. Thoeun M. is the father of six children, one of whom is a grocer in the local market, while another one is employed in a garment factory. Three others are students in the local school, and the last one is too young to study or work. His wife is shown on the left 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
  • 41
    View loans »
    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,736,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,154.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Thoeun to buy a store at the local market for selling clothes and to buy more clothes to re-sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2009
Jan 13, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011