Mrs. P. is a married woman who was born in 1986. Her husband, Mr. Eng, was born in 1983. This couple earns their living by farming. They are farmers who rent a 1-hectare plot of land which they use to grow rice. In order to support and improve the rice fields, Mrs. P. would like to ask for a loan to buy fertilizers, pesticides and to pay hired farming laborers for growing rice. Aside from farming, Mr. Eng also earns some income by fishing.
This couple is working hard to support their three children: one is attending a local school and the others two are too young to study or work.
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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