Mrs. Chanthy O. is 43 years old and her husband, Mr. Panh Om is also 43 years old. They live in a suburb of Phnom Penh. They have been married for almost 20 years and have 6 children - two sons and four daughters. Two are employed full-time, two attend school and the other two are still young.
Chanthy and her husband are rice farmers. Mr. Panh Om also drives a motor taxi when he is done with farming. Chanthy is asking for her first loan of $800 to purchase cows to assist her rice farm. She will use the cows to plow her rice farmland.
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.