Mrs. Somali K. is 47 years old, and she lives in Pravong village in Takeo province. She is a farmer who owns a piece of land to cultivate rice. Her husband, Mr. Pharn Tun, is a construction laborer. Although they try to work hard, they still earn less income for their family. In order to improve their living, Mrs. Somali K. decided to ask for a loan in order to buy two cows for breeding. She is the mother of eight children. Two of her children are factory laborers, while another one is a construction laborer. The five other children are students in the local school. (Her husband appears on the right in 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.