Seng, 39 years old, and her husband, Heang, 40 years old (pictured together), live in a village approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1992 and have four sons and five daughters. Two are garment workers and others attend school.
Seng and her husband are farmers. Besides farming, Heang also does construction work.
Seng is asking for her first loan of $600 to buy seeds, fertilizer and pesticides to maintain her farm. She will also use a part of the loan to build a fence around her house.
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.