Chanthy and her husband, Chanthorn, are rice and vegetable farmers. They have been married since 1993 and have two sons and one daughter in school. The family is living along National Road Number one, approximately 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Chanthy hopes to continue her farming business because it’s their main source of income. That’s why she is applying for another loan in the amount of $1,000 to purchase seeds, fertilizer and pesticides to maintain her farm.
In the photo, Chanthy is at home, not at the 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.