Mrs. Touch Thun Village Bank Group
Mrs. Touch T. is a farmer who owns a plot of land to cultivate rice that she sells to support her family. Her husband, Mr. Neng Bech, owns a rice mill at their home and also works as a construction worker.
This couple works hard, but they earn a very small income on which to support their family. So to improve their family's living conditions, Mrs. Touch T. is asking for a loan to buy some piglets to breed in order to start a new business. Through this activity, they hope to support their five children, all of whom attend 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.
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