Mrs. Sorphuon M. (in the photo) is 47 years old and her husband, Mr. Samit M. is 47 years old. They live along National Road No. 1 approximately 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1985 and have six children--three sons and three daughters.
Sorphuon and her husband are rice farmers. When free from farming, Sorphuon has sold porridge and noodles or "Kuyteav" in her village for almost ten years; her husband does construction work as well. She is asking for a loan in the amount of $1,000 to repair her porridge and noodle shop.
"Kuyteav" is Khmer sounds meaning "the noodle with soup".
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.