Mrs. Im S. (was in the photo), 51, and her husband, Mr. Chheng Vorng, 53, have been married since 1979 and have five children-three sons and two daughter. Unfortunately, one of her sons died. The family is living in a small village on National Road number 2 about 25 kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Im and her husband are farmers. She hopes to generate income by raising and cows. So, she is asking for her first loan of $800 to purchase cows to raise.
When the cows give birth, she will be able to earn more income from selling the calves or when the cows grow to full size, she will be able to sell the cows for beef.
Photo: Mrs. Im S. is at home, was not at the farm
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.