Mr. Sun S., age 51, and his wife, Mrs. Sokhoeun Khim, age 52, live along National Road Number six about 25 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have been married since 1979 and have three children: two sons and one daughter. One son is a fisherman and the other one is a driver. Their daughter is attending school.
Sun and his wife are rice farmers. He is asking for his first loan of $1,200 to purchase a motorized hand tiller to assist him on his 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.