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Mr. Yem N. owns a small rice farm in the Angk Taley Village in Kampong Speu Province. One of Mr. Yem N.’s cows died, recently, so now he does not have enough draft animals. Thus, Mr. Yem N. decided to request a loan to purchase a new cow to replace the deceased one used to plow his field. Mr. Yem N. is a widower with five children, two of whom are employed in a garment factory while another one is a car driver whom makes only a small income. A fourth child is attending the local school while the youngest is too young to work or study. Previously, Mr. Yem N. had obtained a loan from AMK to start a poultry business. Last year, his wife needed an operation on her throat and Mr. Yem N. spent $1000 in medical bills; unfortunately, his wife died because of this disease.

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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
  • 197
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $39,870,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,021.8
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Yem to buy a new cow to replace the deceased one used to plow his field.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2008
Jul 13, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009