Mrs. Pha S., born in 1968, lives in Preak Thom Village in Kandal Province where she is a Khmer noodle maker. Her husband, Mr. Each Orl, shown on the right in the photo, is a Tuk Tuk driver in Phnom Penh City. Unfortunately, Mrs. S.’s noodle machine is old and beyond repair, so she is requesting a loan to buy a new one for her business.
Mrs. S. has seven children, one of whom is a driver for a company while another is a Khmer cake seller. Four others are enrolled in school while the youngest one is of preschool age.
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.