Mrs. Mat Y. lives in Prey Bay village in Takeo province and she was born in 1969. She is a farmer who owns a 2-hectare plot of land where she grows rice to sell to support her family. The dry season is the time for growing rice, so she needs some money to support this business.
Mrs. Mat Y. is applying for a loan to buy fertilizer and rice seed, and to hire farm laborers. She will use the rest of the loan to add to her savings to buy a cow for breeding and start a new business. Her husband, Mr. Nat Mouv, is a laborer who is able to earn some money to support his family, too. Through this activity, the couple is raising three children, one of whom is a seamstress in a garment factory, but the others are too young to work or study. 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.