Suny, pictured, is 32 years old and her husband, Sothea, is 33 years old. They live in a suburb of Phnom Penh. They have been married since 2004 and just have one young daughter.
Suny sells rice, food, and desserts at a local school, while her husband is a rice farmer. Suny has previously asked for a Kiva loan. She is now asking for her second loan in the amount of $500 to buy her neighboring land to expand her land property.
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.