Thoeun (in the photo with her loom) and her husband Mom are farmers. In addition, Thoeun also weaves silk at home. They live in a village across the Mekong River, about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have three children: one son and two daughters. Two of their children are garment workers, and another one is in school.
Thoeun is asking for a loan of 500 USD in order to buy seed, fertilizer, and pesticide to maintain her rice farm.
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.