Mr. Khaem K. and his wife, Mrs. Lorn Ork, are farmers who own a plot of land that they use to cultivate sesame and peanuts to earn a living. Besides farming, Khaem K. is also a government worker who is able to earn a small salary to support his family. His spouse is also able to earn a small income through their children's selling beautician's goods.
In order to improve the family's living standard, Mr. Khaem K. will use the loan that he has asked for from AMK to buy more beautician supplies for his children to sell. This couple has six children: Three are seamstresses in a garment factory and two sell beautician goods in the local market while one is attending the local 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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