Mrs. Chanra L., age 29, and her husband, Mr. Sokha Um, age 34 have been married since 1998 and have two children, one son and one daughter. The children are still young and attend school. The famiL. lives along national road number one about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Chanra has been a tailor for nearL. 10 years. Her husband is a driver. He drives for a company. Chanra is applying for her first loan of $1,000 in order to purchase 3 more sewing machines for her tailoring 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.