Mrs. Saim B., 55 years old, lives in Prey Ta Mau village in Takeo province. She is a farmer who owns 1-hectare of land to cultivate rice for a living. Mrs. Saim B. decided to ask for a loan to buy fertilizer and pesticide and to pay for a laborer to plow her farm. Her husband, Mr. Sann Seng, is a bicycle and motorcycle repairer, who earns a small income to support his family. This couple has five children: one is a beautician, two are laborers in Phnom Penh, and the youngest one is a student in the local school. Mrs. Saim B.' husband is in the picture 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.