Porng, age 24, lives in a Phnom Penh suburb. He has been married since 2009 and has two daughters; one attends school and another one is still too young. Porng is a construction contractor, while his wife is a garment factory worker. Porng wants to buy additional construction materials, which would help him in his work. Hence he has applied for a loan in order to make the purchases.
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.