Mrs. Kong T. is a villager in Tbeng village in Kampong Speu province. She is a farmer who owns small piece of land to cultivate rice to earn a living. Her husband, Mr. Cheun Thuon, is a cow breeder. Because this business is going well, he wants to expand it; so Mrs. Kong T. decided to ask for a loan to buy one more cow for her husband's business. She hopes to increase her income after she sells the cow. Mrs. Kong T. is 33 years old and the mother of six children, four of whom are attending the local school while the remaining two are too young to work or study because they are only one and four years old. Mrs. Kong T.'s husband is presented on the right 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.