Mrs. Nuon L. is a 47-year-old widow living in Srae Boeng village in Takeo province. She is a farmer who owns a 5.2-hectare plot of land to cultivate rice to sell to support her family. Her problem is that her field has poor soil. So to improve production, Mrs. Nuon L. is applying for a loan to buy fertilizer and rice seed. With the rest of the loan she will hire farm laborers. She supports two children, one of whom is attending school, while the other is employed in a private company.
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.