Nath (in the photo) is a rice farmer, assisted by her children. She also sells "onsorm" when she is not at the farm. "Onsorm" is a type of Cambodian cake that has rice and coconut with soybeans and pork in the middle.
Nath is a widow with two sons and two daughters. She is requesting a loan of $700 to continue her farming business by purchasing a motorized hand tiller and buying seed, fertilizer and pesticide to maintain her 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.