Mrs. Sot Village Bank Group
Mrs. Sot weaves silk cloth at her home where she can earn some money to support her family. Her business is getting on well and she wants to expand. So to improve this purpose, Mrs. Sot is requesting a loan to buy more silk for weaving. Her husband, Mr. Muk, is a farmer who owns a very small piece of land where he can cultivate rice. He sells part of the rice yield and supports his family with the rest of the rice. This couple supports five children, one of whom is a Chinese translator, another is a seamstress in garment factory, two attend local public school, and the youngest one is 7 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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