Sareun is a 60-year-old construction worker. His 58-year-old wife, Seun, stays at home and does housework. The elderly couple has been married since 1972 and have three daughters, two are garment workers and the third is in school. They live in a suburb of Phnom.
Sareun is requesting his first loan of $1,500 to buy a motorbike for commuting.
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.