Mr. Bunna N. (pictured with his wife), age 29, and his wife, Mrs. Sumtheary Seng, age 30, live in a small village across the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 2005 and have a young daughter.
Bunna has been selling rice for a year. His wife stays at home and does housework. He hopes to expand his business and be able to generate more income as well. That’s why he is asking for his first loan of $1,200 to purchase more rice for resale.
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.