Mr. Sarin C., pictured with his wife, is 35 years old and his wife, Mrs. Sreyvoeun Ut, is 28 years old. They live in a small village in a suburb of Phnom Penh. They have been married since 1994 and have four children: two sons and two daughters. Two of the children attend school and the other two stay at home.
Sarin has been a mason for sixteen years while his wife has been selling fruit in Phnom Penh market for one year. He is asking for his first loan of $300 to purchase a motorcycle for commuting to work.
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.