Mr. Mov E., 39, and his wife, Mrs. Sorath Soun, 41, were married in 1988 and have three children: one son and two daughters. All of thE. are in school. The family lives in a small village along National Road Number five about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia.
Mov and his wife have been in the business of producing vermicelli for over seven years, a skill they learned from their parents. They sell their product to a middleman. Mov is requesting a loan of $1000 to purchase rice to produce vermicelli and to buy a motorbike to drive a motor taxi.
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.