Mrs. Vanny C. (pictured at home) and her husband, Mr. Thorn Som, have been married since 1977. They have six children – three sons and three daughters. The family lives in a village across the Mekong River, approximately 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Vanny and her husband are sugar cane farmers. Vanny is asking for another loan of $1,200 to purchase a sugar cane juicing machine and a motorbike for her son to carry sugar cane juice for sale.
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.