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Mrs. Hiem N. is a farmer from Batheay village in Kampong Cham province. She is a 55 year old widow with two children, one of whom is a sculptor while the other is attending a local school. Mrs. N. owns a plot of land to cultivate rice. In this plantation, she faces problems because she does not have enough money to: a) buy rice seeds; b) hire a laborer with two oxen to plow the field; and c) buy a pump machine in order to water the field. Therefore, she is asking for a loan to assist her with these tasks. She hopes that she can increase her income and improve her family's living conditions.

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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
  • 41
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,746,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,148.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Hiem to buy services and materials to cultivate rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 22, 2009
Feb 9, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009