Mr. Mourn N. and his wife, Mrs. Yin Tiev (pictured together) are fruit sellers. They buy fruit from their fellow villagers on contract before harvesting. When the harvesting season comes they take the fruits to sell to a middleman who comes to buy at their house. The couple asked for a Kiva loan once, they now are requesting another loan of $1,200 to purchase additional fruits under contract for resale.
The family lives along National Road Number One about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh.
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.