Mrs. Siren K., is 27 years old and her husband, Ms. Sophearak Keo, is 28 years old, and they have been married since 2005. They have two children: one son and one daughter. All of them are still young. They live with their parents about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Siren and her husband are farmers. They grow cauliflowers and beans on their farmland in the village. The family depends on their farming business, which is the main source of income. They do not have enough capital to purchase seed, fertilizer and pesticide to maintain their farm and pay for plowing fees.
Therefore, Siren is asking for her first loan of $1,000 help her capital.
In the photo Siren is at home, not on the farm.
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.