Mr. Taingkea U., age 36, and his wife, Mrs. Chamroeun Kong, age 36, live along National Road Number One approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They were married in 1989 and have four children: two sons and two daughters. One of their children is married, another two are in primary school and one is a construction worker.
Tanigkea has been a construction worker for twenty years and his wife has been selling fruit for five years. She buys it from her village and some from the nearby village and transports it to sell at Phnom Penh market.
Tanigkea is applying for his first loan of $1,000 to help his wife to purchase fruit on contract for resale.
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.