Mrs. Sochea E., 45, has five children, one of whom is a beautician, another two are farmers, while the youngest two are enrolled in a local school. Mrs. Sochea E. and her husband, Mr. Thouch Mom, are farmers who cultivate rice on a plot of land that they own in the Tung Tong village in Kampong Cham Province. Unfortunately, the farming business does not provide sufficient income to support their family. Therefore, Mrs. Sochea E. is asking for a loan to help her daughter open a beauty salon in the local market. She hopes that the new business will increase the family's income and improve its living conditions.
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.