Srun now works for a company that produces glasses. He lives in a Phnom Penh suburb. He has seven children: four sons and three daughters. Three of his children are married; two are musicians; one is a garment-factory worker; and another one attends school.
Srun’s children have a set of musical instruments; in Khmer it is usually called Ork Kadong. The people prefer to rent Ork Kadong to entertain and dance in weddings, some religious ceremonies, and especially during the Khmer New Year.
Some of the musical instruments are old, and Srun’s children want to replace them, but they don’t have money. Hence, Srun decided to apply for a loan to help his children to purchase new musical instruments.
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.