Mrs. Sophi N., who was born in 1974, lives in Trapeang Lean village in Takeo province. She and her husband, Mr. Chhun Seng, sell Chinese noodles in their local village in order to support their family. They are also farmers who own a half-hectare plot of land where they grow rice to sell. Although they work hard, they earn very little money to support their family. To earn more money, Mrs. Sophi N. is seeking a loan to buy six piglets for breeding and pig food in order to start a new business. With the rest of the loan, she will buy fertilizer. This couple has three children, one of whom is a waiter. One is enrolled in a local school, while the youngest one is just eleven months old. 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.