Vanroeun (in the photo), 26, and her husband, Channa, 31, live in a village along National Road number five approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 2001 and have two young sons.
Vanroeun sells gasoline at home. Her husband is a driver who drives for a company. She is asking for a loan of $600 to buy her neighboring land to expand her land property.
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.