Mrs. Mil P. is 42 years old and lives in Tuol Svay village, Takeo province. She and her husband, Mr. Es Sae, are farmers who own 1.5 hectares (3.75 acres) of land that they use to cultivate rice for a living. Her husband is shown with her in the photo.
In order to support this farm, Mrs. Mil P. decided to ask for a loan to dig a well and to buy fertilizer and pesticide to support her farm crop.
Aside from farming, Mr. Es Sae is also a fisherman who is able to earn a small income to support his family. This couple has six children: one is a seamstress in a garment factory, another is a laborer, while the other four are attending the local school and also support their parents’ farming.
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.