Sokhon (in the photo) and his wife Chan are rice farmers. He had asked for a Kiva loan, and he now asks for another loan of $1,000 to purchase a water pumping machine to spray his farm and to repair his motorized hand tiller.
Sokhon has been married since 1979 and he has three sons; one is married and lives in a separate home, another one is a garment worker, and the third one assists his parents in the farming business. The family lives about 25 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
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.