Mrs. Koeun Chea Village Bank Group
Mrs. Koeun C., who is 45 years old, is a congee (a type of rice porridge) seller in the local village while her husband, Mr. Him S., is a farmer who owns a plot of land where he grows crops to sell to support his family.
But now, Mrs. Koeun C. has some problems because her husband’s field is infertile and it has a lot of insects. So, to improve production, she is requesting a loan to buy fertilizer and pesticide.
Mrs. Koeun C. is the mother of two children, one of whom is helping his father to farm, while the other is attending 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.
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