Nary (in the photo) is 41 years old. Her husband, Sokhom, is 48 yeas old. They have three sons and three daughters. Five of the children are in school, including one in the university and one is still young. The family is living in a village on National Road Number 2, about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Nary and her husband are farmers. They grow on their farmland in the village where she lives. Nary is asking for a loan of $500 to pay school fees for her daughter who is in the university.
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.