Khon C., 39 and his wife, Sambo Mut, 30, (pictured) live along National Road Number One about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They were married in 2006, and have two children. Unfortunately, one of their children died. Sambo's sister and father live with them.
Khon has been a locksmith and has repaired watches for ten years. His wife stays at home and does housework. He is requesting his first loan of $700 to purchase materials for his business.
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.