Mrs. Eng K. is a villager in Thmei village in Kampong Cham province. She is a widow and the mother of five children, four of whom are fruit sellers while the other is a worker in a garment factory. She owns a plot of land to cultivate both rice and vegetables. She faces an obstacle now, as her field's productivity has declined because of infertile soil and because she has no workers to help her work the land. Although Mrs. Eng K.’s family members all have businesses, they still do not earn much money for a living. Therefore, Mrs. Eng K. decided to ask for a loan to buy fertilizer and hire a laborer with oxen to plow the field.
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.