Vany S. is a villager in Kvav village in Takeo province, Cambodia. She and her husband, Mr. Meth Mao, are farmers who own a piece of land to cultivate rice.They do not have enough oxen to plow their field and usually pay a lot of money to hire a laborer with two oxen to plow. Vany S. requests a loan to buy one ox to accompany their old ox to help plow the field. She is 45 years old and the mother of five children, two of whom are employed in garment factory, one is a coconut seller and the others are enrolled in the local school. Her husband is shown 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.