Mr. Channa H., 23, and his wife, Mrs. Sros Dam, 23, live in a small village along National Road Number Three about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 2005 and have two children: one son and one daughter. His wife is a garment factory worker.
Channa has been producing jars for nine years. He produces jars at his home and transports them to sell in the nearby village and other provinces. He is applying for his first loan of $600 to buy a motorcycle to pull a trailer carrying jars for sale.
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.