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Mrs. Theary N. lives in Sophy village in Takeo province. She runs a small grocery store. Her husband, Mr. Phoeung Sophak, is a farmer who owns a small piece of land to cultivate rice. He is also an ice-cream seller. Mrs. Theary N. is requesting a loan to add to her savings to buy a motorcycle for her husband to use for his ice cream selling rounds. She would use the rest of the money to buy pig meal and piglets for breeding. She hopes to increase the family income and improve her family's living conditions. She is 27 years old and the mother of four children. One goes to the local school while the others are still very young. Her husband is on the left of the picture.

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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
  • 168
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,452,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,107.1
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Theary to add to her savings to buy a motocycle for her husband to transport ice cream to sell; to buy pig meal and piglets for breeding.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 12, 2009
May 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010