Mr. Chorn Uorng Village Bank Group
Mr. Chorn U. is a farmer who owns a small piece of land on which he cultivates rice to earn a living. On his farm, he now faces a small problem because he does not have enough money to buy fertilizer to support the field. So he decided to ask for a loan to buy more fertilizer to support the field and to make his crop more productive.
Mr. Chorn U. is 53 years old and his wife, Mrs. N. Srey Pov, helps him on the plantation. They have two children, one of whom is employed I. a garment factory while the other is attending the local school.
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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