Mrs. Chanthy S. is 28 years old and lives in Damnak Reachea Village in Takeo Province. She is a farmer who owns a small piece of land for cultivating rice to support her family. Her husband, Mr. Chanarak Sen, is a mechanic. However hard this family tries to work in their careers, they do not earn enough income. Thus, in order to improve the family's living conditions, Mrs. Chanthy S. decided to ask for a loan to start a new business buying groceries to re-sell in the local village. She is the mother of two children who are both too young to study or work. Her husband is on the right in the picture.
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.