Mrs. Vannak C., 29, (pictured here) and her husband, Mr. Bunthoeun Yem, 28, have been married for five years and have two children: one son and one daughter. Both of them are still young. The family lives along National Road Number Five about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City, the capital city of Cambodia.
Vannak has been a tailor since 1998 and runs a tailoring shop at her home. Her husband is a farmer. She is asking for her first loan of $1,000 to purchase a motorized hand tiller for her husband.
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.