Suon (pictured) and her husband, Pheap, are rice farmers. In addition, Suon is also a weaver and her husband has a business of buying, raising, and selling cows. They live in a village across the Mekong River, about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have four children - one son and three daughters.
Suon had requested and used a previous loan to purchase an irrigation machine to spray her farm.
She is now applying for another loan in the amount of $1,500 to assist in her farming, by buying seeds, fertilizer and pesticide.
MAXIMA Microfinance Plc 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.