Siyang and her husband ,Van Dy, are farmers. They grow corn and potatoes. Siyang hopes to continue her farming because it’s her main source of income. Hence she applying for loan to buy seed, fertilizer and pesticides, and she will also use a part of the loan to buy a water pump and pipes to water her farm. Siyang and her husband live in a village about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City and have three children, one son and two daughters. All of the children are now garment workers.
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.