Mr. Bun S. and his wife, Mrs. Saven Doung, live along the Tonle Basac River, a tributary of the nearby Mekong River, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have been married since 1989 and have four children; three sons and one daughter. Three of them are in school and help their parents in the business and the youngest one stays at home.
Mr. Bun S. and his wife are banana and flower farmers. They buy their supplies from farmers in their village and transport them to sell in the Phnom Penh market. Bun hasalready made two Kiva loans. He and his wife hope to increase their income by growing vegetable, but they do not have enough capital.
Hence Bun is requesting another loan in the amount of $1,000 to use for growing vegetable.
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.