Thoeun (in the photo), age 61, is a rice farmer and lives in a suburb of Phnom Pen. She has been married since 1979 and has four children. All of her children are in school. Her husband’s business is in buying, raising and selling cows.
Thoeun is asking for a loan to help raise capital for her husband. Her husband will use the loan to buy an additional cow to raise and sell.
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.