Mrs. Heng B. is a farmer who owns a small piece of land and grows mango trees in Preak Takeo Village in Kandal Province, Cambodia. Her husband, Mr. Khin Saron, is a cow and poultry breeder.
Mrs. Heng B. now faces an obstacle because her mango trees have been damaged by insects. Thus, she decided to ask for a loan to buy more pesticides to kill all types of insects. She will use the rest of the loan to buy more fertilizers to support her farm.
Mrs. Heng B. is 56 years old and the mother of seven children, three of whom are married and they live separate from their parents, while another one is a Cambodia government officer. The fifth is employed by a private company and the remaining two attend high school.
Her husband is shown on the right of 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.