Mr. Mach C. is 65 years old (pictured with his wife) and his wife, Mrs. Yean Houn, is 55 years old. They have been married since 1969. They have six children: four sons and two daughters. Four of them are married and live outside the family home, while one attends school and another one stays at home. The family lives across the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh. The couple is old, but they are still strong enough to work.
Mach is a chief of a commune. His wife is a farmer. He is requesting a loan of $1,000 to purchase buffaloes for his son to raise.
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.