Hoeun (in the photo) and her husband, Vuth, live on an island in the Mekong River about 15 km from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1997 and have three children who are in school.
Hoeun sells vegetables. She buys vegetables under contract from farmers in her village and sells them in Phnom Penh market. Her husband assists his wife in the business and raises cows at home.
Hoeun is asking for a loan in the amount of $800 to buy additional vegetables for resale.
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.