Mrs. Sarath N., 45 years old, lives in Ta Mouk village, Takeo province. She is a farmer who owns a 2-hectare plot of land to cultivate rice to sell to support her family. She is also a rice middleman while her husband, Mr. Ny Khat, is a pig breeder who also owns a mill in his village. Mrs. Sarath N.'s obstacle is that her field's soil is infertile. To improve rice production, she is asking for a loan to buy fertilizer, to rent a plowing machine to plow her field, and to buy pig food. Mrs. Sarath N. is the mother of two children: one is a chef in a shop and the other is a student in the local school.
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.