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Mrs. Phalla N. is a villager in Rung village in Takeo province. She is 27 years old. She is a farmer who owns two hectares of land used to grow rice to support her family. Her husband, Mr. Thoeun Toem, is a rice wine maker. This family has a problem because this is rice-growing season, but the soil is infertile and has lot of insects. They do not have enough money to support it. Thus, Mrs. Phalla N. decided to ask for a loan to buy fertilizers, pesticides, and rice seeds and to hire laborers to plow her field. She is a mother of a child who is too young to study or work. Her husband is on the right in the photo.

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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
  • 255
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,148,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,155.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Phalla to buy fertilizers, pesticides, rice seeds and labor to plow the field.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 19, 2010
Feb 2, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011