Saroeurn (in the photo) is 44 years old and his wife, Kong, is 33 years old. They have been married since 1993 and have six children. One is married and lives in separately, one is a garment worker, three are in school, and another one is still young. They live in a village along National Road Number four, about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Saroeurn is a construction contractor and his wife is a garment worker. He is asking for his first loan of $1,200 in order to buy construction materials for his construction business.
He wants to operate a business renting out a space in his house. He will use a part of the loan to build rooms to rent.
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.