Khun (pictured with grandsons) is a rice farmer, while her husband is a house builder and assists his wife in the farming business when he is free. The couple has been married since 1985 and they have four children. One daughter is married and lives outside the family home. Two are garment workers and one son is attending school. The family lives in a village about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Khun is asking for a loan. She will use a part of the loan to buy a motorcycle for her daughters to drive to work and the rest to buy a cow.
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.