Aun and his wife, pictured here, are vegetable farmers. The couple lives approximately 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh and has four sons and five daughters. Two of their children are married and live away from the family, three are garment factory workers, and the others are in school.
Aun is requesting a loan of 1,200 USD to continue his farming business. He will buy seed, seed, fertilizer and pesticide to maintain his 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.