Mrs. Yoem P. was born in 1954, and she is a group leader. She was selected as the group leader by its four members. She and her husband, Mr. Y. Thuok, are farmers who own a plot of land, which they use to grow vegetables to make a living. But they do not have enough money to support their farm. So in order to do this, Mrs. Yoem P. decided to ask for a loan to buy farming supplies for growing vegetable crops.
Mrs. Yoem P. is a widow with four children: one is a seamstress in a garment factory, one is a farmer, and the other two are students.
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
In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.
Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.
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