Mr. Sokhorn N., age 52, lives in a small village along National Road Number Five about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh. He has five children: three sons and two daughters. One of his sons is a fisherman; another one assists his father in farming, and the other one attends school.
Sokhorn has been a farmer since 1979. He is also a fisherman and is requesting a loan of $1,000 to purchase a rice threshing machine to use when harvest season comes.
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.