Sarun (in the photo) is a rice farmer. She lives along National Road Five, about twenty-five kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She has one son and two daughters. One of her children is married and the other two are garment workers.
Sarun is asking for a loan of $1,000 to purchase one more cow to assist her by plowing her rice farmland.
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.