Mrs. SoV. V. is 39 years old and her husband, Mr. Bunthin But, is 40 years old. They have been married since 1993 and have five children. They live in a small village on National Road Number 2, about 25 kilometers from Phnom Penh.
SoV. and her husband are farmers. Besides farming, Mr. Bunthin But is also a construction worker. SoV. is asking for her first loan of $1,000 to purchase neighboring land to expand her property and buy a water pump to spray her rice farm.
The photograph shows Mrs. SoV. V. and her young son peeping out behind her.
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.