Mrs. Sokha P. and her husband, Mr. Khay Kung, live across the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Sokha sells vegetables, while her husband is a wooden house builder. She is asking for a loan of $1,000. She will use $600 of the loan to purchase more vegetables for resale and the remaining $400 to build a restroom for family use.
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.