Sokvannara (in the photo) is 30 year old and her husband, Vit is 29 years old. They have been married since 2001 and have two children-one son and one daughter. One child is in school and the other one is still young. The family lives with Vit's mother in a village about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.
Sokvannara and her husband are rice farmers. In addition, they also raise cows at home. When the cows are fully grown, they will sell them for beef.
Sokvannara is asking for a loan of $1,200 to assist in her farming business by buying seeds, paying for plow fees and buying additional cows to raise.
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.