Mrs. Kimsour S., age 37, and her husband, Mr. Champey Ngan, age 38, live on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. They were married in 1989 and have two daughters. The eldest daughter is married and lives outside the family home and other one stays at home.
Kimsour has been selling groceries for 14 years. She buys grocery items from the Phnom Penh market to resell in her village. Her husband has full-time employment. She is requesting a loan of $1,200 to purchase more grocery items to resell.
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.