Miss. Seanghour K., age 22, is single and lives with her sisters, brothers and parents in a small village off of National Road number Two, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. Seanghour is not shown in the photo, her parents were available instead.
Seanghour has been a farmer for 7 years. She grows rice and vegetables on her farmland in the village. She doesn’t have enough capital to purchase seed, fertilizer and pesticide to maintain her rice and vegetable farm, so she is requesting her first loan in the amount of $1,100 to help her capital.
MAXIMA Mikroheranhvatho is a Cambodian microfinance institution founded in 2000 to help low-income rural and urban people and small- to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) access financial services. Sustainable access to credit helps to create jobs and enables business owners improve their living conditions, educate their children, provide health care to their families, and more. It also enables the rural poor to remain at home with their families, rather than moving to city centers in search of employment.