Mrs. Sina Dim Village Bank Group
Mrs. Sina D. sells fried bananas, potato, and taro in their local village. Since her business is going well she wants to expand it, but she does not have enough money. Thus, Mrs. Sina D. decided to ask for a loan to buy groceries to resell. Her husband, Mr. Phea Yan, is a farmer who owns 0.5-hectare of land to cultivate rice on to support his family. They have five children, one of whom is a cow middleman, while three are attending local school, and the other is just a year old.
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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