Mrs. Sophal N., 29 (pictured here) and her husband, Mr. Sam-ang Heang, 30, have been married since 2007 and just have a young daughter. The family lives on an Island in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Sophal has been operating grocery store for a year. She buys grocery items from Phnom Penh market and sells in front of her house. She is asking for her first loan of $1,000 to purchase additional grocery items for her stock.
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.