Srey and her husband, Sos, are rice farmers. They grow rice on their farmland in the village where they live. In addition, Srey also sells grocery items at home. She is asking for another loan again to assist in her rice farm by buying seeds, fertilizer and pesticide to maintain her farm.
The couple has been married since 1991 and has five children-three sons and two daughters. Four are in school and one is still too young for school. They live in a village about 35 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Photo: Srey is at home, not at the farm.
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.