Sinoeun (in the photo) is 45 years old and his wife, Bunvon is 37 years old. They have been married since 1999 and have two children- one son and one daughter. They are living on an island in the MeK. River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Sinoeun is a house constructor, while his wife is a weaver. Sinoeun is operating his business by investing with his brother, but he now wants to run the business independently. Hence, he is requesting a loan of $1,000 to buy construction crane materials.
MAXIMA Microfinance Plc 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.