Mrs. Bunna N. and her husband, Mr. Leak Cheun, have been married since 1992 and have six children. The family lives on an island on Mekong River around 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Bunna and her husband are farmers. They grow tomato, papaya and corn on their farmland in the village. The couple asked for a Kiva loan once before. Now Bunna is requesting another loan of $500 to continue her farming business by purchasing seeds, fertilizer, and pesticide to maintain her vegetable farm.
Photo: Mrs. Bunna N. is at home, not at the farm.
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.