Mrs. Sokhom M. is a farmer in Put Sum village in Takeo Province. She owns a small piece of land to cultivate rice. Her husband, Mr. Seim Saroeun, is a construction worker. Even though they have different business, they still earn little income to support their household. In order to improve their standard of living, Mrs. Sokhom M. decided to ask for a loan to buy ducklings to start a duck-breding business, and she also needs duck food for them. She is 37 years old and the mother of five children, one of whom is employed in garment factory, while the others three are attending the local school. The youngest one is too young to work or study. Her husband 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.