Ang (in the photo) is 29 years old and her husband, Nin, is 28 years old. They live in a village about 25 kilometers from Phnom Penh City and they have two children who are in school.
Ang is a garment worker, while her husband is a construction worker. Ang is asking for her first loan in the amount of $700 to buy a cow to raise. She hopes she will be able to earn extra income from selling calves when the cow delivers a calf.
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.