Mrs. Tep Village Bank Group
Mrs. Tep is the village bank president who has been selected by the other members. She and her husband, Mr. Voeun, are farmers who own a 1-hectare plot of land where they can grow rice. They sell some part of the rice and the other part they use to support their family. He is a construction worker.
Now she has a problem because her field is far away from an irrigation system. So to improve this situation, Mrs. Tep is asking for a loan to buy a pump machine. She is the mother of two children who are studying in 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.
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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