Mr. Borann Y. (pictured above), is 42 years old and his wife, Mrs. Samet Horng, is 39 years old. They live along National Road Number One, about eighteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, were married in 1991, and have three children: two sons and one daughters.
Borann has been a driver for 10 years. He drives for a company in Phnom Penh. His wife is a farmer; she grows vegetables on her farmland in the village. Borann is applying for his first loan of $500 for his wife to purchase bamboo and nets to shelter her vegetable 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.