Srey Leak (in the photo) is 23 years old and is a garment worker. Her husband, Sitha, is 21 years old. They live in a village about thirty-five kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 2010 and just have one young son.
Srey Leak is asking for her first loan in the amount of $1,200 to assist in her parents’ rice farming business by buying seeds, fertilizer, and pesticide.
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.