Mrs. Chenda H. (shown in the photo), 40, is a widow with one son and one daughter. Both of tH. are in school. The family lives in a Phnom Penh suburb.
Chenda is a garment factory worker. She also rents space in her house to other garment factory workers. This works out well because her house is located near the garment factory. Chenda is requesting her first loan of $1,000 to build additional rooms to rent and generate more income.
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.