Sina (in the photo), age 33, is a garment worker. Her husband, Sarit, is 34. They have been married since 1999 and have four children, one son and three daughters, who attend school. .
Sina and her husband grow rice during the rice season. Sina's parents, who are also rice farmers, live with her. The family lives in a village about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Sina is asking for a loan of $1,000 to purchase a water pump, fertilizer and pesticides to maintain her 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.