Et (in the photo), age 40, is single. She lives with her parents in a village about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Et grows and sells small trees and flowers at home. She wants to expand her business. Hence she is asking for a loan of $1,200. She will use the loan to grow small trees and flowers by buying sacks, land and fertilizer.
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.