Mr. Chamroeurn S., 30, and his wife, Mrs. Savet Sorn, 30, (pictured together) live in a small village across the Mekong River about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have been married since 2001 and have four children: three sons and one daughter.
Chamroeurn is a rice farmer and, besides farming, he also sells firewood. His wife sells Cambodian noodles in the village.
Chamroeurn is requesting his first loan of US$600 to buy a motorized hand-tiller to use on his rice farm.
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.