Mrs. Thav Chea Village Bank Group
Mrs. Thav C. is the village bank president, selected by the other members. She is a 38-year-old widow with a child who is ten years old.
She is a farmer who owns a plot of land to cultivate rice to sell to support her family; she also works as a farm laborer. Her problE. is that her field is ready to be plowed but she does not have the money to support the business. So, to enable production of the rice crop, Mrs. Thav C. is seeking a loan to rent a plowing machine to plow her field.
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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