Mrs. Bony S., 52, and her husband, Mr. It Un, 53, who live in a small village across the Mekong River about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh, were married in 1975 and have five children: four sons and one daughter. Two of their sons are married and live outside the family home. One son is a monk and the youngest son studies at the local school. Their daughter is assisting her mother in the grocery business.
Mrs. Bony has been a rice farmer since she was young and started her grocery business two years ago. She buys them from the market across from her village for resale at her home, while Mr. It is a rice farmer.
Mrs. Bony is requesting a loan to purchase grocery items for resale and buy rice seed and fertilizer for growing rice.
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.