Vutha (in the photo) is a scarf weaver. Her husband, Nen is a farmer and does construction work when he is free.
The couple has been married since 2008 and they have no children yet. They are living on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Vutha had asked for Kiva loan (www.kiva.org/lend/369991). She is now asking for another in the amount of 1,000 to help fund capital for her husband farming business. He will repair his water pumping machine because the old one is breaking and to buy seed, fertilizer and pesticide.
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.