Mr. Shen L. is a villager in Preak Doung village in Kandal province and he is 43 years old. He is a farmer who owns 1-hectare of land to cultivate rice on to support his family, and his wife, Mrs. Doeurng Yen, owns a general store in the local village. In the rice field, they have some problems because it is infertile soil and it has a lot of insects. Thus, in order to improve rice production, Mr. Shen L. decided to ask for a loan to buy fertilizer and pesticide for supporting his rice field. He is the father of two children, one of whom helps the mother to sell groceries, while the other is attending local public school. His wife is also 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.