Mr. Saroeurn U. (in the photo) is 43 years old and his wife, Mrs. Sopheap SU., is 56 years old. They live in a village about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have three children: a son and two daughters. Two are in school and the third assists her mother in the business.
Saroeurn is a taxi driver. His wife sells dessert in her village. In addition, she also rents a space of her house to garment factory workers because her house is located near a garment factory. She wants to build more rooms to rent and also repair the old rooms because they have broken down in some parts.
Therefore, Saroeurn is asking for a loan of $1,000 to help finance his wife's plans.
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.