Yao K. lives in Thkouv village in Cambodia's Takeo province. She is a farmer who owns a plot of land to cultivate rice. Her husband, Puth Teng, pictured on the left, is a construction worker. Since his workplace is far from the house, he spends a lot of money on motor taxis. Yao K. decided to ask for a loan to buy a motorbike for her husband to drive to work. She hopes this loan will enable her to reduce expenses and provide a better life for her family. She is 61 years old and the mother of three children, two of whom are employed in a garment factory while the other attends the local school.
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.