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Mrs. Chanthol P., a mother of four children who all attend school, is a fruit seller in Preak Thom Village in Kandal Province. Her husband, Mr. Vannary Suon, is a construction worker and motorbike-taxi driver. Although the family members have a variety of business activities, they still live in an old house. Therefore, Mrs. Chanthol P. has decided to ask for a loan to fix up her house in order to improve their living conditions. Her husband is on the right of the picture.

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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
  • 81
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,793,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,118.7
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Chanthol to repair her house in order to improve her living conditions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2008
Jul 28, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010