Mrs. Koem Lav Village Bank Group
Mrs. Koem L. and her husband, Mr. Muon Moeun, are farmers who own a 1-hectare plot of land to grow rice to sell to support their family. He is also a construction worker. At the present, Mrs. Loem L. wants to start a new business breeding pigs, but she does not have enough money to support this venture. To achieve her purpose, she is asking for a loan to buy some piglets and pig food to start this new business.
Mrs. Koem L. has one child who is just 9 months old. Mr. Nim C. is a guarantor, so he is present in the picture. All the members are shown in the picture, although four are blocked from view.
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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