Mrs. Socheat N. lives in Roluos village in Takeo province. She and her husband, Mr. Khun Cheng, are farmers who own a plot of land to cultivate rice. They are facing problems because they do not have enough money to buy rice seed, fertilizer, and pesticides, or to hire a laborer with two oxen to plow on the field. In order to solve these problems, Mrs. Socheat N. decided to ask for a loan for these purposes. She hopes to increase her income and improve her living conditions with this loan. She is a 36-year-old mother of four, one of whom is employed in garment factory, while two others attend the local school and the fourth is too young to work or study. Her husband is shown 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.