Mrs. Noem K. is a villager in Andoung Samretth village in Takeo province and she was born in 1976. She is a mother of four children, one of whom is a seamstress in a garment factory, while the others are attending the local public school. Her husband is in the picture with her.
Mrs. Noem K. is a farmer who owns one hectare of land where she grows rice and vegetables to sell to support her family. Her husband, Mr. Phall K., is a palm juice collector who sells sugar palm juice to support the family.
Although they work hard, these jobs do not let them earn much income, so they want to start a new business. Because they do not have enough money to support the new business, Mrs. Noem K. is asking for a loan to buy a cow for breeding. With the rest of the loan she wants to buy fertilizer and rice seed to do farming this current year.
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.