Mrs. Lorn S. (pictured above), and her husband, Mr. Broshun Nhoem, have been married since 1998 and have two young daughters. One of them attends school and the other one is still a baby. The family lives along National Road Number Five about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Mrs. Lorn S. and her husband sell fish, making their purchases from fisherman in the village and then transporting them to Prek Phnao market to sell. The couple does not their own shop within the market to sell their fish, and as a result, must spend a lot of money on rental fees which makes it very difficult to support their family. They want to buy their own space at the market, but they do not have enough money.
Therefore, Lorn is asking for a loan of $500.
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.