Mrs. Kannha S. (pictured with her husband) and her husband, Mr. Sochea Phan, live in a small village off of National Road Two, about 17 kilometers south of Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 2001 and have three children: two sons and one daughter. Two of them attend school and another one is still young and stays at home.
Kannha is a rice farmer. In the past, she used to sell vegetables. Her husband has full time employment in Phnom Penh. She does not have enough capital to purchase seed, fertilizer and pesticide to maintain her rice farm. Hence she is requesting a loan of US $600 to help increase her capital.
MAXIMA Microfinance Plc 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.