Phally, age 21, is single. He lives with his parents in a village about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Phally is a farmer who grows cucumbers, beans and cauliflower. He is a asking for his first loan in the amount of $500 to purchase seeds, fertilizer and pesticide to maintain his farm.
Photo: Phally 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.