Mrs. Neng C. is a villager in Kbal Damrey village in Takeo province. She is a dessert seller. Her husband, Mr. Ung Peat, is a farmer who owns a piece of land to cultivate rice. However, he faces an obstacle because he does not have enough money to produce rice during the dry season. In order to deal with this problem, Mrs. Neng C. is asking for a loan to purchase rice seed, fertilizer, pesticides, and to hire laborers to work on the field. She hopes this will increase her income and improve her family's living conditions. She is 43 years old and the mother of five children, two of whom are construction workers and three are attending the local school. 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.