Map (in the photo) and his wife, Sophan, have been married since 1979 and have six children: four sons and two daughters. Two are married and live outside the family home, two are security guards, one is a construction worker and another one attends school. The family lives in a village about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Map is requesting a loan of $1,500 to purchase a new motorized hand tiller because his old one breaks and does not work well.
MAXIMA Microfinance Plc 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.