Mr. Sophon R. (shown in the photo), is 26 years old, and his wife, Mrs. Sophat Korng, 28, have been married for 3 years. They are living in a small village along National Road number five approximately 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Sophon is a construction worker. His wife is a garment factory worker. Besides these jobs, the couple are rice farmers as well.
Sophon is asking for his first loan in the amount of $1,000 to purchase a motorized hand tiller to use on his rice farm.
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.