Mrs. Doeur Y. and her husband, Mr. Hean Koev, are farmers who own a 2-hectare plot of land where they grow rice to sell to support their family. She breeds pigs as well. They both live in Daeum Pou village in Takeo province.
They have a problem with the rice field, because the soil is infertile, it is far away from irrigation, and it has a lot of insects. So, to improve production of rice, Mrs. Doeur Y. is asking for a loan to buy fertilizer, gasoline, pesticide, and to hire farm laborers to do farming. She is raising four children, three of whom are studying in the local public school, but the youngest one is only 2 years old. Her husband is 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.