Hoeurn (in the photo) and her husband, Nay, are rice farmers. They have been married since 1975 and have six children (two sons and four daughters). Three are married and live outside the family home, two are garment workers, and another one assists his parents in the business. The family lives in a village about thirty-five kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Hoeurn is asking for another loan in the amount of $1,200 to continue her farming business by buying seed, fertilizer and pesticide. She will also use a part of the loan to purchase additional piglets to raise.
MAXIMA Microfinance Plc 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.