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Mrs. Yam L. is a villager in Krodas Kor village, in Kampong Cham province. She and her husband, Mr. Khin Khuy, are farmers who own a small piece of land to cultivate rice to earn a living. On their land, they have an obstacle. Their field has infertile soil. In order to deal with this problem, Mrs. Yam L. decided to ask for a loan to buy fertilizer to strengthen the field and make the crop more productive. Yam is 63 years old and the mother two children who are palm juice collectors who gather juice to process into palm sugar or wine. Her husband is presented on the left 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
  • 54
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,691,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,097.4
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Yam to buy fertilizer to support the field and make the crop more productive.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 6, 2009
Feb 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 19, 2009