Mrs. Roeun R. and her husband, Mr. Kheng Klork, live along National Road Number 1, about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. They have five children. Roeun sells fruits. Her husband is a construction contractor. Typically when 10% of the construction is finished, his customers will pay him. But he has to pay for workers upfront and does not have the funds to do so. Therefore, Roeun is requesting a loan for her husband, which will be use to pay his workers.
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.