Mov (in the photo with his wife), age 51, is a house builder. His wife, Nary, age 48, stays at home and does housework. They have been married since 1983 and have three daughters. Two are married, and one is a weaver in a weaving factory. The family lives in a village about 38 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. Mov is applying for his first Kiva loan, in the amount of $1,000, to buy more materials for his house building business.
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.