She and her husband, Mr. Srorn Sreng, are farmers who own a small piece of land. To support their family they grow crops to sell. On their land they have some problems because the soil is infertile, far from irrigation, and it has a lot of insects. Thus, in order to improve the family's living conditions, Mrs. Treob H. decided to seek a loan to buy fertilizers, fuel and pesticide to increase crop production this year. Through their farming this couple supports three children, one of whom is a worker in a garment factory, another is attending the local public school and the last is too young to go to school or to work.
About AMKAngkor 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.
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