Muon is 43 years old and his wife, Mit, is 44 years old. They live in the area surrounding Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. They have three sons and one daughter. One of their children is married and lives in a separate home, one is a garment worker, and the other two are in school.
Muon and his wife have been farming for ten years. They grow vegetables. Muon is asking for his first loan in the amount of $700 in order to buy a motorcycle for commuting.
Photo: Muon is at home, not at the farm.
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.