Mr. Hon O. is 24 years old, and he is a firewood seller and pig breeder in Tang Tbeng Village in Kampong Chhnang Province. His wife, Mrs. Mao Sum, is a farmer who cultivates rice and vegetables. On her plantation, she faces a problem because she does not have enough animals to plow her rice field. Thus, her husband decided to ask for a loan which they will use, along with his savings, to buy an additional cow to help plow. Mr. Hon O. has two children who are both too young to work or study. Previously, Mr. Hon O. obtained a loan from AMK (Kiva’s Field Partner) to start breeding pigs, and he paid it back in full.
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.