Sopheakdey and his wife, Sreyrath, live on an island in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have two daughters who are in school.
Sopheakdey operates business designing windows and doors with mirrors. In the past, he used to be a driver. His wife now stays at home and does housework. He is asking for a loan in the amount of $1,000 to buy additional materials needs in his business. He will use the loan to buy mirrors.
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.