Mrs. Long H. (pictured here) and her husband, Mr. Kry You, have been married since 1979. They have nine children (four sons and five daughters). Three of them are married and live outside the family home; one is a garment factory worker; and the others are in school, two of whom are attending university.
The couple are farmers. They grow cucumbers on their farmland in the village where they live. Kry is also a fisherman.
Long is applying for a loan of $1,000 to pay her children's school fees.
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.