Mrs. Uss C. is a village president who has been selected by the members. She is a farmer who owns a small piece of land on which to cultivate rice to earn a living. In this plantation, she now faces a small problem because she does not have enough money to buy rice seeds to grow. So she decided to ask for a loan with which to buy them. In addition, she would use the rest of the loan to buy fuel to support the field and make her crop more productive. She is a 65-year-old widow with a child who is a construction worker, who can earn a small income to support the family.
Mrs. San K. did not come to take a loan but her husband did, so he is presented in the picture instead.
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.
This is a Group Loan
In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.
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