Mrs. Nak R. lives in Tonle village in Takeo province. She is a farmer who owns a plot of land where she cultivates rice. She is 47 years old and the mother of six children, one is employed in a garment factory, one stays at home to do housework, and the others are enrolled in the local school.
Her husband, Mr. Him Hak, is a palm juice collector. He is presented in the picture with her. Mrs. Nak R. is requesting a loan to add to her savings to buy timbers to build a better house for her family.
About AMKAngkor 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.
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