Mr. Sarith T., 50, (pictured with his wife), has been married since 1988 and has three children: one young daughter and two sons. Both of his sons are in school. The family lives along National Road Number One about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. His wife, Mrs. Yun Lang, grows vegetables like tomatoes, corn and so on.
Sarith has been a musician since 1986 and hopes to teach his children to become musicians. Hence he is requesting his first loan of $1,000 in order to purchase a piano to teach his eldest son who is learning musical skills. In this way, Sarith’s son will become a musician as well.
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.