Hauy and his wife, Sopheap, have been farming for almost 30 years and have five children: two sons and three daughters. One of their children is married and lives outside the family home, another one is a garment worker, and the others attend school. They live in a village about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Hauy and his wife are vegetable farmers. He is asking for a loan of US $1,000 to buy seeds, fertilizer, and pesticide to maintain his farm and to repair the house where he lives.
Photo: Hauy 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.