Mrs. Sophath N. is a villager in Kraing Leav Village in Kampong Chhnang province. She currently owns a small restaurant, where she sells rice soup as breakfast food. Besides this business activity, Mrs. Sophath N. is a subsistence farmer. Her plantation business now has insufficient draft animals. Thus, Mrs. Sophath N. decided to ask for a loan to buy one more cow to add to her previous one to use as a draft animal. Mrs. Sophath N. is 48 and the mother of 3 children, one of whom is employed in a garment factory, while another is attending school. The youngest one is staying at home. Her husband, Mr. Sreng Chay, is a policeman in the province. Previously, Mrs. Sophath N. obtained a loan from AMK to buy a cow cart. Her husband is on the right in the photo.
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.