Mr. Mok T. and his wife, Mrs. Pheap Nget, live in Trapeang Roka village in Takeo province. They have six children, two of whom are laborers, and three of whom are studying in the local public school. The youngest one is 4 years old.
The couple are farmers who own a half-hectare plot of land where they grow rice to sell to support their family. Mr. Mok T. is also a palm juice collector, and is able to earn some extra money from selling sugar palm. Although they try to work hard, they earn little income. To improve this situation, Mr. Mok T. is requesting a loan to start a new business. He wants to buy some piglets for breeding and some pig food, and will use the rest of the loan to buy some supplies to collect palm juice.
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.