Mr. Oeun M. and his wife have been married since 1979. They have five children; one son and four daughters. Two of their children are married and live outside the family home. The other three children work in a garment factory. The family lives along the Mekong River about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Mr. Oeun runs business in water supply distribution in the village. He has been doing this business for thirteen years. His wife has been a silk weaver for two years. She sells her finished products to a middleman in the village who then sells the them in Phnom Penh.
He is requesting a loan in the amount of $800 to purchase a water pipeline and water pumping machine to run a business in water supply distribution.
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.