Mrs. Hiem N. is a farmer from Batheay village in Kampong Cham province. She is a 55 year old widow with two children, one of whom is a sculptor while the other is attending a local school. Mrs. N. owns a plot of land to cultivate rice. In this plantation, she faces problems because she does not have enough money to: a) buy rice seeds; b) hire a laborer with two oxen to plow the field; and c) buy a pump machine in order to water the field. Therefore, she is asking for a loan to assist her with these tasks. She hopes that she can increase her income and improve her family's living conditions.
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.