Mr. Vorn T. and his wife, Mrs. Soeun Norn, have been married since 1980 and have eight children: six sons and two daughters. One of them is married and lives outside the family home; two children are silk weavers, and two other children attend school, one has full-time employment, and one is a garment factory worker, while another child is young and stays at home. Vorn was not there for the photo, but his wife was available instead.
Vorn is a farmer. He grows corn, sesame, cucumbers, and ginger. His wife has been a silk weaver since she was 20 years old. He hopes to continue increasing the volume of his produce, so he is requesting a loan of US$ 300 to purchase seed, fertilizer and pesticide to maintain his farm.
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.