Kuntea (in the photo) is 24 years old and her husband Thet is 26 years old. They live in a village about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 2005 and have two daughters-one is in school and another who is not.
Kuntea and her husband are farmers. They grow cauliflower on their farmland in the village where they live. She is asking for her first loan in the amount of $1,000 to buy seed, fertilizer and pesticide to maintain her 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.