Mrs. Por C. was born in 1963 and is the village bank leader. She was selected to be the village bank leader by the other members. She is a farmer who owns a plot of land on which she grows rice for a living. In order to support this farming, she would like a loan to buy fertilizers, pesticides, and gasoline for growing rice. Aside from farming, she is also has a job where she is able to earn a small salary to help support her famiL..
Mrs. Por C. is a widow with four children. One is a tailor, one is a laborer, one is attending a local school, and the last one is 6 years old and not in school yet.
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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