Mrs. Soeurn K. lives in Slaeng Kaung village in Takeo province. She and her husband, Mr. Oem Ry, are farmers who own a plot of land on which they cultivate rice to earn a living.
On this plantation they face an obstacle because their field has infertile soil which it is bad enough to affect their crop. In order to solve this problem, Mrs. Soeurn K. decided to ask for a loan to buy fertilizer to support the paddy field. She would use the rest of money to buy a cow for breeding.
Mrs. Soeurn K. is 58 years old and the mother of two children, one of whom is a construction worker and the other is employed in a garment factory. Her husband is shown on the left of the photo.
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.