Mrs. Sin K. is 57 and her husband, Mr. Touch Doung, is 67. They have been married since 1976 and have seven children – four sons and three daughters. Five of their children are married and live outside the family home and the other two are factory workers. They live along National Road Number 1, about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. The couple are elderly, but they are strong enough to work.
Mrs. Sin K. and her husband are farmers. They grow vegetables on their farmland in the village where they live. Sin is asking for her first loan of $500 to purchase seed, fertilizer and pesticide to maintain her vegetable farm.
The photo shows Mrs. Sin K. and 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.