Mr. Sokhom S. is a farmer in Ta Yuos Village in Kampong Speu Province. Aside from this business activity, he collects palm juice to process into sugar. His wife, Mrs. Morn Phoem, helps him on the field. Mr. Sokhom S. usually hires a laborer with draft animals to plow his rice field, but he has decided to do the plow work himself. He has decided to request a loan to purchase cows for plowing. Mr. Sokhom S. is 40, and the father of five children, one of whom is employed in a garment factory while two others are enrolled in school. The remaining two are too young to work or study. Previously, Mr. Sokhom S. obtained a loan to hire a laborer to plow the rice field and he bought fertilizers for his field as well. His wife is shown on the left 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.