Mrs. An N. is 47 years old, and her husband, Mr. Vanny Sang, is 45 years old (pictured here together). They have been married since 1986 and have six children, three sons and three daughters. All of the daughters are garment factory workers, one son is a fisherman and the other two attend school. They are living along National Road Number One about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Mrs. An N. was hired by her villagers to farm to earn fees for supporting her family. Then her husband got sick and stays at home. Now An hopes to launch her own farming business, but she does not have the necessary capital.
She is applying for her first loan of $1,000 to use as working 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.