Mrs. Koem U. lives in Tuol Kandal village in Takeo province and she is 39 years old. She owns a general store in the local village and her husband, Mr. Touch Thou, is a farmer who owns seven hectares of land where he cultivates rice to sell to support his family. Through these activities, the couple supports their two children who are attending the local public school.
They have a problem in that her husband’s field is a long way from an irrigation system. So, to improve the rice production, Mrs. Koem U. is requesting a loan to buy gasoline. Her husband is shown in the photo with her.
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.