Mrs. Bona C. is 38 years old and lives in Sla village, Takeo province. She is a farmer who owns a 1.5-hectare field where she cultivates rice. She also breeds pigs to earn money. She faces problems with her farm because the soil is infertile and there is not enough water to grow crops. She decided to ask for a loan to purchase fertilizer and a water machine. The rest of the loan will be used to buy piglets and pig food for breeding.
Her husband, Mr. Vorn Khev, is a policeman who earns a small salary. Mrs. Bona C. is the mother of four children. One is employed in the garment factory. The other three attend the local school and also help their mother with the farm. Her husband is 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.