Mrs. Pach Phally Village Bank Group
Mrs. Pach P. is a noodle seller in the local village where she is able to earn some money to support her family. She is also a pig breeder. Her husband, Mr. Vannareth Vat, is a farmer who owns a 3-hectare plot of land where he grows rice to sell to support the family.
In the rice field, this couple has problems because their land has infertile soil, is located far away from an irrigation system, and has a lot of insects. To improve their rice production, Mrs. Pach P. is seeking a loan to buy fertilizer, gasoline, and pesticide.
Mrs. Pach P. is a mother of three children, two of whom are students and the other is still only 2 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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