Mrs. Aeth U. is 48 years old and a villager who lives in Trapeang Snao village in Takeo province. She is a farmer who owns a one-hectare field to cultivate rice to earn a living for her family. Her husband, Mr. Koa Kem, is a construction worker who can make a small salary to support his family. Although they try to work hard with their different businesses, they still don't earn enough income to improve their family's living conditions. Thus, Mrs. Aeth U. decided to ask for a loan to buy a cow to breed. With this loan, she hopes to increase her income to improve her family's living conditions. Mrs. Aeth U. is a mother of three children. Two of her children are seamstresses in the garment factory and the other one is attending the local school. Her husband is on the left 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.