Nem makes Onsorm and sells it in the market about 10 kilometers from her house. Onsorm is a kind of Cambodian cake that has rice, coconut, soybean and pork in the middle, and is cooked by steaming.
Nem also assists with her husband’s business when she is free. Her husband is a rice farmer. She is asking for a loan of 1,000 USD to buy a new water-pumping machine, as well as seed, fertilizer, pesticide, and a pesticide applicator.
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.