Mr. Chamroeurn S. (in the photo), is 30 years old and his wife, Mrs. Seng-eng Pin, is 28 years old. They were married in 2004 and have one young son. The family lives on an island in the Mekong River approximately 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. Chamroeurn has been a motorbike and bicycle repairman for two years. He is applying for a loan of $1,000 to help his sister purchase silk materials for her weaving business and to pay school fees for his brother who is in university.
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.