Channoch (pictured here) is 29 years old and has just been married to her second husband for three months. She has one young son. She lives in a village on National Road number two, about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Channoch is a garment factory worker and assists her husband when she is free. Her husband is a rice farmer. She is asking for her first loan of $600 to purchase a pipe and water pump for her husband to spray his rice 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.