Mrs. Toch P., 50, is a widow with two sons and three daughters. One of them is married, another is a garment factory worker, and the other three attend school. The family lives in a small village about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Toch has been selling vegetables in Takhmao market for ten years. She is asking for a loan of $1,000 to purchase more vegetables to sell and to pay school fees for her children.
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.