Mrs. Ny Sok Village Bank Group
Mrs. Ny S. is the village bank president who has been selected by all the members. She owns a general store in the local village to earn money to support her family. Since her business is going well she wants to expand it, but she does not have enough money. Thus, Mrs. Ny S. is asking for a loan to buy more groceries to resell. Her husband, Mr. Chea S., is a farmer who owns a plot of land to grow rice on to support his family. They have three children, one of whom is a seamstress in a garment factory, while another is a laborer, and the third is attending public school.
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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