Mr. Chek M. is a villager in Neil village in Takeo Province. He is an ice cream seller in the local village. Because his business is going well, he wants to expand it; thus, he decided to ask for a loan to combine with his savings to buy a motorbike to transport his ice cream and sell door-to-door. He hopes to increase his income and provide a better life for his family. His wife, Mrs. Eam Vy, is a farmer who owns a plot of land to cultivate rice. Mr. Chek M. is 26 years old and the father of two children who are too young to work or study because they are one and four years old. His wife is presented 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.