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Poy C. is 37 years old and she lives in Roka village, in Takeo province. She is a rice soup seller. Her husband, Phen Uy, is a farmer who owns a piece of land to cultivate rice. He is also a palm juice collector.

Although they try to work hard, they don't earn enough income to provide a better house for their family. In order to solve this problem, Poy decided to ask for a loan to add to her savings to buy timber to build a house.

She has four children, two of whom are attending the local school while the others are too young to work or study. Her husband is shown on the right of the photo.

Additional Information

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 259
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,024,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,107.1
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Poy add her savings to buy timber to build the house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 10, 2009
Apr 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010