Mr. Nam T. (pictured) is 58 years old and his wife, Mrs. Sokhoeun Te, is 43. They have been married since 1991 and have three children: two sons and one daughter. One of them is a construction worker and the other two attend school. Besides his children, he also has his elderly mother living with him. They are living in a small village along National Road Number Four about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
T. has been a mason for four years. His wife stays at home and does housework. He is requesting his first loan of $1,000 to help finance his brother to purchase construction materials to build rooms for renting.
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.