Mrs. Phin Dim Village Bank Group
Mrs. Phin D. is her village bank president; she has been selected by all the members, who will use their loans for different purposes. She is a beautician in her village, while her husband, Mr. Thea S., is a farmer who owns a small piece of land where he cultivates rice to support his family. Phin D. is a mother of four children, two of whom are seamstresses in a garment factory, while the others are attending the local public school. This family has a problem because they do not have enough beauty supplies for Phin D.’s business. Thus, she decided to ask for a loan to buy some beauty supplies.
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.
This is a Group Loan
In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.
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