Mrs. Sopha Sang Village Bank Group
Mrs. Sopha S. is a farmer who owns a plot of land to grow brown sapote and vegetables, which she sells to support her family. Her husband, Mr. Yoeurn Y., is a construction worker. In growing brown sapote, Mrs. Sopha S. has a problem because the field has a lot of insects and she does not have enough money to address this problem. Therefore, she has decided to ask for loan to buy pesticide to protect her field. With the rest of the loan she would like to build a toilet for personal use. Mrs. Sopha S. is a mother of five children – one is a seamstress in a garment factory while the others attend the local public 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.
This is a Group Loan
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