Mr. Born P., 61, and his wife, Mrs. Kimyun Ly, 55, who live about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh, were married in 1974 and have nine children; two sons and seven daughters. Two sons are married and live outside the family house, two children are farmers, two children sell clothes, two children stay at home, and the last child studies in the local school.
Mr. Born and his wife have been farming for twenty-eight years. They grow rice and cucumbers on their farmland near the village. Now Born is applying a loan of $ 1000 to use for growing rice and cucumbers.
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.