Bunroeung, 58, is a widowed mother with three sons and one daughter. One is married and lives separately, two are electricians and another one is a weaver. The family lives along the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Bunroeung is a rice farmer. When free from farming, she makes and sells typical Cambodian cakes in her village. She is asking for a loan of an amount of $1,500 to buy a new, motorized hand tiller because the old one is breaking.
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.