Mrs. Heng M. is a villager in An Loung Tnout village in Kampong Chhnang province. She is a Khmer cake seller. Her husband, Mr. Pech Yin, is a farmer who owns a plot of land to cultivate rice. Aside from this plantation, he is a cow breeder and he now wants to expand his breeding business. Thus, Mrs. Heng M. decided to ask for a loan to buy one more cow for breeding. She hopes to increase their income and provide a better life for the family after she sells her cow. She is 44 years old and the mother of six children, two of whom are employed in a garment factory while the others are attending the local school.
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.