Mr. Thaen K. is a villager in Chheu Teal village in Kandal province. He is 42 years old. He is a farmer who owns a plot of land to grow vegetables to sell to support his family. His problem is that his field has infertile soil and it has a lot of insects. So to improve production, Mr. Thaen K. is applying for a loan to buy fertilizer and pesticide. His wife, Mrs. Thara Soun, is a farming laborer. He is the father of four children. One of his children is a soldier, two are seamstresses in a garment factory, and the other is studying in the local public school. His wife is in the photo with him.
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.