Bunthorn and her husband, Nin, live in a village about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1985 and have two sons and three daughters; one is married and lives in a separate home, one is a garment worker, another one is in school and the other two assist their parents in the business.
Bunthorn and her husband are farmers. They grow rice and vegetables on their farmland in the village where they live. Bunthorn is asking for a loan in the amount of 1,000 USD to purchase seed, fertilizer and pesticide to maintain her farm.
Photo: Bunthorn 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.