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Yao K. lives in Thkouv village in Cambodia's Takeo province. She is a farmer who owns a plot of land to cultivate rice. Her husband, Puth Teng, pictured on the left, is a construction worker. Since his workplace is far from the house, he spends a lot of money on motor taxis. Yao K. decided to ask for a loan to buy a motorbike for her husband to drive to work. She hopes this loan will enable her to reduce expenses and provide a better life for her family. She is 61 years old and the mother of three children, two of whom are employed in a garment factory while the other attends the local school.

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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
  • 261
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,524,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,121.3
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Yao purchasing a motorbike for her husband to drive to work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 13, 2009
Apr 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010