Penh is 52 years old and his wife, Hing is 45 years old. They live in a village across the Mekong River about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have five children - three sons and two daughters. One is married and lives in separated home, one is a lathe operator, one is a weaver and one attends school and another is still young.
Penh is a policeman. His wife is weaver and farmer. Penh is asking for a loan of $1,200 to assist in his wife’s farming business by buying water pumping because old one breaks and also buying seed, fertilizer and pesticide.
Photo: Penh is not in his police uniform because he was free from work.
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.