Sal (pictured above) is 32 years old and his wife, Tha is 31 years old. They live in a village about twenty five kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 2010 and have no children yet. His wife is a garment worker.
Sal has two lines of business: (1) purchase and sale of rice, (2) raising pigs and fish. He is asking for his first loan in the amount of $1,200 to purchase additional rice for sale and to buy fish feed.
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.