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Mrs. Soy L. is a villager in Prey Meas village in Takeo province. She is a grocer. Her husband, Mr. Kong Seng, is a farmer who owns a plot of land on which he cultivates rice. He faces an obstacle because he usually needs to paya lot of money to plow the field. In order to solve this problem, Mrs. Soy L. has decided to ask for a loan to buy two oxen to plow the field. She is 45 years old and the mother of six children, two of whom are employed, another stays at home to do housework and the others are enrolled in the local school. Her husband is shown with her in the picture.

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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
  • $38,708,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,125.5
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Soy to ask for a loan to buy two oxen to plow a rice field.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 2, 2009
Mar 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010