Mrs. Thavy C., 28 (pictured in front of her grocery store), and her husband, Mr. Oem Mony, 31, live along national road number one about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. They were married in 2003 and have two young sons.
Thavy has been selling grocery in her village for 6 years. Her husband has been a teacher for 10 years. She is requesting her first loan of $1,000 to purchase more grocery items for expanding her 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.