Map is 38 years old and her husband Vandoeun is 46 years old. They live in a village about 25 kilometers from the city of Phnom Penh and have four daughters - three attend school and another one is still young.
Map and her husband are rice farmers. In addition to this, her husband is a fisherman and a motor taxi driver. Map is asking for a loan in the amount of $300 to buy fertilizer and pesticide to maintain her rice farm.
Photo: Map is pictured at home, not at the farm.
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.