Mr. Thourk O. (pictured here) is 36 years old, and his wife, Mrs. Leakhena Yean, is 28 years old. They live along National Road Number Six about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. They have been married since 1994 and have three sons and one daughter. Three of their children are in school and the fourth is too young.
Mr. Thourk O. has been a construction contractor for 12 years. His wife stays at home to take care of the children and the main source of family income is from Thourk’s business. Thourk is asking for a loan of 1,200 USD to purchase materials for his construction 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.