Mrs. Mao C. (in the photo), 56, is a widow. She lives with her grandson and granddaughter in a small village near the Mekong River about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Mao has been running a grocery store in her village for five years. She is requesting a loan of US$ 500 to expand her grocery store and provide capital for her sister’s farming business.
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.