Mrs. S. Sophat, 43 years old, lives in Chheal Phlouh village, Takeo province. She and her husband, Mr. Soy Yiv, are farmers who own 2-hectares of land to cultivate rice. In order to increase their income to improve and support the family's standard of living, Mrs. S. Sophat decided to ask for a loan to buy piglets and pig food for her new business. She will use the rest of the loan to buy fertilizer to support her farming crop. This couple has four children; one is a seamstress in a garment factory, one is a farmer and the other two are students.
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.