Soeurn (pictured above) and her husband, Vorn, are farmers. When free from farming, she also weaves at home. They live on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City and have 8 children- 6 sons and 2 daughters.
Soeurn is applying for another loan of 600 USD in order to continue her businesses. She will buy fertilizer and pesticide to maintain her farm and buy weaving materials for her weaving business.
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.