Mrs. Lorng S.(was in the right with her daughter), 64, is a widow with three daughters. Two of her daughters are married; one of them lives at home. She alS. has two grandchilden who attend school and live with her. The family lives in a small village across the Mekong River, about thirteen kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Lorng has been selling mangoes for 15 years; it’s a skill she learned from her friend. She buys them in her village for resale at the market in Phnom Penh. She hopes to expand her business; it could give her a better standard of living. Lorng is requesting her first loan of US$800 to purchase mangoes on contract for resale.
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.