Kanhchana (in the photo) is 25 years old and her husband, Sok Khoeurn, is 25 years old. They live in Phnom Penh suburb. They have been married since 2008 and just have one young daughter.
Kanhchana and her husband are garment workers. She is asking for her first loan in the amount of $600 to purchase one cow to raise. She will get extra income from selling the cow for beef or by selling the calf when the cow has a baby.
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.