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Mrs. Choem S. is a farmer in Trapeang Krasang Village in the Takeo Province. Her husband, Mr. Khut Mork, is a construction worker who earns a small income to help support his family. In spite of their dual income, the couple still live in poor conditions and in an old house. In order to improve their standard of living, Mrs. Choem S. is requesting a loan to buy timbers to build a new home. Mrs. Choem S. is 32 years old and the mother of two children one of whom is attending the local school and the other child is 4 years old. Her husband is shown on the right of 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
  • 37
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,709,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,115.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Choem to buy timbers to build a new home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 12, 2008
Oct 29, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010