Chantha is 44 years old and his wife, Chanthy, is 49 years old (pictured together). They live in a village about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have three sons; two are construction workers and the other attends school.
Chantha is a fisherman, while his wife sells fish that her husband catches.
Chantha requests his first Kiva loan in the amount of $1,000. He will use money from the loan to purchase a motorbike for his sons to drive to work and also to buy new fishing materials for his fishing business.
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.