Cheun is a widow with two daughters - one is married and the other is a garment worker. Cheun lives along National Road No. 5, about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Cheun is a rice farmer. She also sells boiled peanuts when she is not farming. Cheun is asking for a loan of $1,000 to help with her farming business by buying seeds, fertilizer, pesticides, pipes and a water pumping machine to spray her 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.