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Mrs. Sophal V. is 45 years old and a villager from Ampil Lech village in Takeo province. She is a farmer who owns a plot of land to cultivate vegetables and rice. Mrs. Sophal V. has decided to ask for a loan to buy fertilizer, pesticide and garlic seed to support her farm.

In addition to farming, Mrs. Sophal V. works from home as a silk weaver. Her husband (pictured with her) is a teacher in the local school, for which he receives a small salary to add to his wife's income to improve their standard of living. The couple has six children – two are silk weavers, two are silk weaving laborers, while the other two are students.

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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
  • 160
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,456,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,190.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Sophal to buy fertilizer, pesticide and garlic seed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2010
Jul 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 29, 2011