Mrs. Sophon V. is 37 years old. Her husband, Mr. Sophea Son, is 38 years old. They live on an island in the Mekong River, approximately fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1991 and have one son and one daughter.
Sophon runs a business renting her van to garment factories and individuals. Her husband builds houses. Sophyn is asking for her first loan of $1,000 to expand her business by purchasing one more van.
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.