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Mrs. Sarin M. is 50 years old and lives in Kouk Doang village in the Takeo province. She is a farmer who owns 4.5 hectares on which to cultivate rice. On this plantation, she has some problems because her field has infertile soil. Thus, Mrs. Sarin Men decided to ask for a loan to buy fertilizers to support the field. She would use the rest of the loan to buy a watering machine to water her crop.

Her husband, Mr. Lorn Om, is a house contractor and he can earn a little income to help his family. She is the mother of three children, two of whom are employed in a garment factory while the youngest is attending the local school. Her husband is on the left in 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
  • 201
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $39,926,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,154.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Sarin to buy fertilizers to support the field and to buy a watering machine to water her crop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2009
Jan 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011