Mrs. Roen S. lives in Roka Village in Kandal Province. A farmer, she earns her living cultivating a small piece of land that she owns. Her husband, Mr. Yun Thoeurn, is a palm juice collector who gathers juice to process into palm sugar. He now faces a problem with his palm sugar business because he does not have enough equipment to make palm sugar. In order to deal with this problem, Mrs. Roen S. decided to ask for a loan to buy all kinds of equipment to make palm sugar. Mrs. Roen S. is 49 years old and the mother of three children, one of whom is employed in a garment factory while the remaining two attend the local school. Her husband is present with her in the picture.
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.