Saroeun (in the photo) and his wife, Ngon, are rice and lotus farmers. Saroeun has previously asked for a Kiva loan (www.kiva.org/lend/353299). He is now asking for another in the amount of 700 USD to continue his farming business by buying seed, fertilizer, and pesticide.
The couple has been married since 1991 and they have four children: two sons and two daughters. All of them are in school. They live in a village about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.
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.