Mr. Vuthy O. (in the photo) and his wife, Mrs. Theun Sam, live in a small village along National Road Number 5 about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have been married since 2002 and have two children: one son and one daughter, all of whom are in school. Vuthy is an English teacher. His wife is a tailor.
Vuthy wants a computer to make it easier for him to prepare documents and lessons to teach his students. He also wants to change his motorbike to a newer model. Hence he is requesting a loan of $1,000 for both projects.
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.