Thy and her husband are farmers who own a two hectare piece of land to cultivate rice for a living. Her husband is also a fisherman. Thy will use the loan to buy fertilizer, pesticide and gasoline and to pay farm laborers to plow her farm to cultivate rice. She will also purchase fishing supplies to support her husband's fishing.
This couple has eight children: two are seamstresses in the garment factory, one is a fisherman and four are students in the local school. The youngest is age three.
About AMKAngkor 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.
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