Kyry (in the photo), age 38, is a teacher. Her husband, Chanra, age 48, is a rice farmer. She has been teaching since 1992 and has five children. One is still young and others attend university, high school and primary school. Kyry also has her elderly mother living with her in a suburb of Phnom Penh.
Kyry is applying for her first loan in the amount of $400 to assist in her husband’s rice farming by buying 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.