Raksmey and her husband, Chamroeun, live on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 2006 and have one young son.
Raksmey and her husband are farmers; they grow ginger and yams on their farmland in the village where they live.
Raksmey is asking for a loan in the amount of $1,000 to purchase seeds and pesticides to maintain her farm.
Photo: Raksmey 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.