Mrs. Kong S. was born in 1974 and now lives in Smaonh village in Kampong Cham province. She is a farmer who cultivates both rice and vegetables. Her husband, Mr. Ly Sok Leang, is a breeder who is raising four cows, two buffaloes, and eight pigs. The pig breeding business is going well and his pigs are growing very fast, but he does not have enough money to buy pig food for them. So his wife, Mrs. Kong S., decided to ask for a loan to buy pig food for this purpose. Mrs. Kong S. has five children: three of whom attend school, while the remaining two are too young to work or enroll in school because they are three and five years old. Her husband is on the left 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.