Mrs. Nang S., age 33 and her husband, Mr. Phea So, age 35, have been married since 1999 and have three children: two sons and one daughter. Two of them are in school. Besides her children, Nang also has her mother living with her. The family lives along National Road Number Six about 10 Kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Nang has been selling groceries for two years, while her husband has been a barber for five years. He drives a motor taxi in as well. Nang is requesting her first loan of $1,000 to repair her grocery store and purchase grocery items for her inventory.
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.