Ly M. (pictured here with her son who studies at a University), 55, is a widow with six children. Three of her children are married and live outside the family home. The family lives about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Ly has been a rice farmer since 1979. She also grows and sells sapodilla.
Ly is requesting a loan of $1000 to help pay school fees for her son and also to purchase more fertilizer and pesticide so she can grow more rice.
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.