Mrs. Sophal T., is 37 years old and her husband, Mr. Yeun Sri (pictured together), is 41, live along the Tonle Basac River, a tributary of the nearby Mekong River, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penn, the capital city of Cambodia. They have been married since 1993 and have three children - two sons and one daughter. All of them are still young.
Sophal and her husband are farmers. They grow vegetables on their farmland in the village. The couple does not have enough capital to purchase seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides to maintain their vegetable farm. So, Sophal is requesting a loan of $1,000 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.