Mr. Bora K. and his wife sell fish in a Phnom Penh market. They have twice previously asked for Kiva loans. Bora is asking for another loan of $1,200 because he and his wife hope to expand their business by buying chicken for resale. This couple has been married since 1986 and has five children. The family lives in a village approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh.
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.