Mrs. Thear K., a 25-year-old married woman, and her husband, Mr. Vandy Nheom, are farmers who own a 1.5-hectare field to cultivate rice. They live in Angk Prasat village, Takeo province and earn a living by farming crops. The couple has two children who are too young for school. In order to help cultivate the plants, Mrs. Thear K. decided to ask for a loan to buy an ox for plowing and supporting the farm.
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.