Vana (in the photo) sells fish in the village that her husband catches. Her husband, Vang, is a fisherman. They also grow peanuts and lotus. They have been married since 1992 and have four sons. One son is a security guard and the others are in school.
Vana is applying for a loan of $800 to purchase a motorcycle for her son who is a security guard to drive to work.
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.