Aun and her husband, Pheap have been married since 1990. In addition, they also make palm sugar for sale. They have five children-three sons and two daughters. The family is living in a village near the Mekong River about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Aun is applying for a loan in the amount of $1,000 to purchase seed and fertilizer to maintain her rice farm.
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.