Top (in the photo) and her husband, Sophea, are farmers. They grow rice on their farmland in the village where they live. The couple hopes to continue their farming business because it’s a main source of income. Hence, Top is asking for another loan of $400 to purchase seed, fertilizer, and pesticides.
The couple has been married since 1985 and they have two daughters. One is a garment worker and the other is in school. They are living in a village along National Road Number 5, approximately 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
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.