The village bank includes twenty people, who live in the Por Pel Pok village in Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambridge. Mrs. Chan Thy S. is the village bank president, and she is rice farmer. She does not have enough rice seeds to plant a new crop. S. she requests a loan to buy more rice seeds. With some of the money from the loan, she alS. plant to buy fishing nets for Mr. Nu Saron, her husband, who is a fisherman in the local village.
Mrs. Chan Thy S. is 52 years old and the mother of five children; two children are employed in a garment factory, and the others attend the local school. (Mr. Met S.'s wife is requesting a loan alS., and she is in the picture.)
Angkor 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.
This is a Group Loan
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