Mrs. Sophon C., 40, has been selected as the village bank president by the other members. She is a farmer who owns one hectare of land for cultivating rice. She will use the loan to buy a grass-cutting machine for cutting vegetation on her farm. Aside from being a farmer, she also sews clothes for sale, while her husband, Mr. Sambok Kong, is a teacher in the local school. With their occupations, they are able to earn a small income to support their family. The couple has six children; two are at home and support their mother farming, while the other four are students in the local 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.
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