Mrs. Ny K., 40 and her husband, Mr. Sophorn Un, 36, live along national road number one about eighteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. They were married in 1994 and have two daughters. Both of them are in school.
Ny is a garment factory worker, while her husband is a mason. He does his work in the village and a near by province. Ny is requesting a loan in the amount of $800 to purchase additional construction material for her husband to continue his business.
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.