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Mrs. Hai R. is a grocer in Kraing Sromor Village in Kampong Chhnang Province. She is 53 and a widow with three children, two of whom are construction workers while the other attends school.

Mrs. Hai R. is building a new house for herself and her family. The house is nearly completed but Mrs. Hai R. does not have enough money to finish paying the house builders and so has decided to request a loan to pay for the rest of the building expenses.

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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 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
  • 69
    View loans »
    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,838,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,060.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Hai to pay for the building work and renovations made to her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 8, 2008
Jul 25, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010