Mrs. Sophary P. is 34 years old and her husband, Mr. Bo Rous, is 35 years old. They have been married since 1994 and have two children: one son and one daughter, both of them still young. The family lives in a small village along National Road Number One about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. Her husband has full-time employment.
Sophary has been running a grocery store in her village for ten years. She is requesting her first loan of $600 to remodel her grocery store.
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.