Mrs Bora was born in 1982 and is married to Mr Koem Oun, who is 31 years old. The couple are chicken breeders and farmers who own a 1.2-hectare plot of land where they cultivate rice. They sell some of the rice and consume the rest. Mr Koem Oun also cuts firewood to sell. Although they work a lot they can only earn a little income. In order to improve their situation, Mrs Bora is asking for a loan to buy five piglets and pig food to start a new business, pig breeding. She will use the rest of the loan to buy more chickens. The couple supports two children who are too young to work or study.
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.