Saroeun and her husband, Sokhann, live in a village about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1989 and have two sons and two daughters. Two assist in their parents' farming business and the other two are in school.
Saroeun and her husband are farmers. They grow cauliflower, cucumbers and other crops on their farmland in the village.
Saroeun is requesting another loan of $1,200 to continue her farming business by buying seeds, fertilizer and pesticides and paying for plowing.
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.