Mrs. Chheang is a grocery and fish seller in a local market. She also has a plot of land that she uses to grow potatoes for a living. Her husband, Mr. Phann, was born in 1975 and is a construction worker who also helps in his wife businesses.
With these occupations, they are able to earn a small income to support their four children. Three are attending the local school and the youngest one is 2 years old.
In order to continue her farming, Mrs. Chheang would like to ask for a loan to buy supplies needed to grow potatoes.
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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