Malai and her husband, Sovann, are rice and lotus farmers. In addition, Sovann is also a fisherman. They have been married since 1988 and have three sons and one daughter. One child is a construction worker, another one is a teacher and the other two attend school. They live in a village about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Malai is asking for a loan of $1,000 to buy seeds, fertilizer and pesticide to maintain her rice and lotus farm.
Photo: Malai 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.