Mrs. Yam L. is a villager in Krodas Kor village, in Kampong Cham province. She and her husband, Mr. Khin Khuy, are farmers who own a small piece of land to cultivate rice to earn a living. On their land, they have an obstacle. Their field has infertile soil. In order to deal with this problem, Mrs. Yam L. decided to ask for a loan to buy fertilizer to strengthen the field and make the crop more productive. Yam is 63 years old and the mother two children who are palm juice collectors who gather juice to process into palm sugar or wine. 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.