Mr. Sophat T. is a farmer who lives in Preak Svay village in Kandal Province. He is 59 years old and the father of five children; two of his children are farmers, another is employed in a garment factory, and the other two are enrolled in the local school. He owns a plot of land where he cultivates rice to earn his living. He faces some problems because his field is not fertile and has a lot of insects, which damage his crop. In order to deal with these problems, Mr. Sophat T. decided to request a loan to buy fertilizers and pesticides to make his crop more productive. His wife, Mrs. An Tai, is a jasmine seller. Mr. Sophat T. and his wife are in 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.