Mr. Pich Sam Oeurn Village Bank Group
He and his wife, Mrs. Thoeun Chhet, are farmers who own a 1.95-hectare plot of land on which they cultivate rice to sell to support their family. He is also a traditional musician who is able to earn some money in this way to support his family. His problem is that his field contains infertile soil, and it has a lot of insects. So, to improve his production of rice, Mr. Pich S. O. is asking for a loan to buy fertilizer, insecticide, and rice seed.
He is a father of four children, three of whom are attending school, while the youngest one is five years 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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