Mr. Soun M., 58 (is in the photo) and his wife, Mrs. Vanda Vuth, 51, have been married since 1979. They have six children; four sons and two daughters. One of the children is married and lives outside the family home, two work in the garment factory and another one assists his father in the business. The family lives in a Phnom Penh suburb.
Soun has been growing mushrooms since 2006 and his wife is a cleaner. He is requesting his first loan of $300 to use for growing mushrooms.
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.