Savan and her husband, Sombath, have been married since 1987 and have six children-five sons and one daughter. Two are garment worker and other four are in school. The family is living in a village outside of Phnom Penh City.
Savan is a rice farmer, while her husband works for commune official. She is asking for a loan of $500 to purchase water pumping machine to spray her rice farm.
Photo: Savan 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.