Mrs. Sarem Long's Village Bank Group
Mrs. Sarem L. is a fruit seller in the local market. Her husband, Mr. S. Sei, is a farmer who owns a piece of land to cultivate both rice and vegetable. He also owns a small business as a recycling middle man. Now this couple wants to expand their business. Thus, Mrs. Sarem L. decided to ask for a loan to buy more fresh fruits and recycling to support the business. She hopes to earn income and improve the family living conditions with this loan. She is 37 years old and the mother of five children, one of whom is a laborer while the other three are attending the local school and the youngest one is too young to work or study.
Two members in this group loan are end-of-term (EoT) loans and the rest have monthly payment loans. The EoT loans are not required to pay any principal on the loan until the very end of the loan term. End-of-term loans are AMK’s main product because it is the most beneficial to Cambodia’s poor. It allows them to repay portions of the principal whenever they are financially able to. Most clients start to make payments many months before the end of the loan term. Almost all of AMK’s clients make their payments on time. AMK has a delinquency rate of only 0.09% and AMK has a default rate of 0% on Kiva.
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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